Anne Elise Crafton
University of Arkansas, BA in English and in History, 2018
Year of Matriculation
Areas of Interest
Early Medieval North Sea, Gender, Language, Literature, Medieval Language Theory
I study primarily the literature and languages of the early medieval North Sea, but I specialize in Old English and Old Norse. I am particularly interested in the interaction of medieval language theories and gender, especially in how this manifests in literature. As such, I study the myriad ways direct speech is gendered and stereotyped in early English literature.
Recent Scholarly Activity
- Publication: "Talking with Dragons; How Dragons Reveal the Hero's Heart" in Ozark Historical Review 46 (2018), 1-42.
- Conference Presentation: "Full of Rebaldrie, Scaldit in Scurrilittie; Forbidden Topics and Gendered Language in the Freeing Verse of Flytings,” English Graduate Student Association's Spring Symposium, University of Notre Dame, 2020.
- G. Margaret Porter Gender Studies Graduate Writing Award for Best Graduate Essay for a Course or Conference, 2020 and 2021
- Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award by the Notre Dame Kaneb Center for Teaching Excellence
- Conference Presentation: "Full of Rebaldrie, Scaldit in Scurrilittie; Forbidden Topics and Gendered Language in the Freeing Verse of Flytings," International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Scottish Language and Literature, 2021.