Dr. B


I am a writer, educator, and literary scholar. My work on J.R.R. Tolkien has been published in This Rough Magic, The Journal of  the Tolkien Research, and The J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia, and I am now writing a book about truth and transformation in Tolkien’s mythology. In the field of medieval literary scholarship, I have written The Signifying Power of Pearl: Medieval Literary and Cultural Contexts for the Transformation of Genre (Routledge, 2017) and  John Trevisa and the English Polychronicon (ACMRS, 2013), edited Illuminating Moses: A History of Reception from Exodus to the Renaissance (Brill, 2014) and Illuminating Jesus in the Middle Ages (Brill, under contract), and co-edited Translating the Past: Essays on Medieval Literature in Honor of Marijane Osborn (ACMRS, 2012) and Approaches to Teaching the Middle English Pearl (MLA, 2017). I have taught at Wheaton College, Colorado Christian University, and the University of California, Davis, in the fields of literature, creative writing, and professional writing, and I have served as a midwife in the U.S., Uganda, and the Philippine Islands. I am currently associate professor of English at the University of La Verne in southern California. I enjoy writing poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction as well as making music and art. To learn more, please visit http://sanctuarypoet.net.

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