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About Russell Poole

My research activities centre upon medieval topics, including the Icelandic sagas; skaldic poetry; ancestral beliefs and Christian conversion in Scandinavia; culture contacts between Scandinavians and the British Isles, Atlantic islands, Francia, and East Slavia; documentary history of Scandinavia and Anglo-Saxon England; Old English poetry and religious literature; Old, Middle, and Early Modern English poetic composition; medieval cultivation of personal poetry and subjectivity; and the history of modern scholarship on medieval topics. I have also taught and published on aspects of Victorian
fiction, New Zealand literature, and technical writing.

Positions

Present Professor, Department of English, Western University
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Present Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies), Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Western University
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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished University Professor 2010
  • SSHRC Standard Research Grants 2005-2009 and 2010-2013
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada 2009
  • Fellow of the New Zealand Academy of Humanities 2008
  • Snorri Sturluson Fellowship 1997


Contact Information

UC 112
519 661-2111 ext. 85819
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UC 276
519 661-2111 ext. 85782
The University of Western Ontario

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Books (5)

Contributions to Books and Reference Works (41)