Amy W. Clark

Prof. Amy ClarkAmy W. Clark

Assistant Professor, Literature



Office: Tribble C5D




Ph.D. in English and Medieval Studies (UC Berkeley)

MA in Creative Writing (UC Berkeley)

Areas of Interest

Old English language and literature, Middle English literature, digital humanities, environmental humanities and eco-criticism, new materialisms, diasporic literatures, identity formation studies

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

ENG 165: Riddle Me This: Puzzles, Puns, and Palimpsests

ENG 302/602: Beyond England: Early Medieval Travelers, Missionaries, and Immigrants

Selected Publications


“The West Saxon Boundary Clause in Context: Celtic and Continental Connections,” Early Medieval Europe (forthcoming)

“As Though ‘Wit’ Never Were: The Dual Pronoun as Interpretive Crux in The Wife’s Lament,” JEGP (forthcoming, 2022)

“Sweart as Sin: Color Connotation and Morality in Anglo-Saxon England,” in Darkness, Depression and Descent in Anglo-Saxon England, ed. Ruth Wehlau, Richard Rawlinson Center Series in Anglo-Saxon Studies (Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 2019), pp. 15-36.

“More Than Meets the Eye: Cultural Color Resonances in Old English Literature,” in The Daily Lives of the Anglo-Saxons, ed. Carole Biggam, Carole Hough, and Daria Izdebska, Essays in Anglo-Saxons Studies 8 (Tempe, AZ: ACMRS, 2018), pp. 139-157.

BOOK MANUSCRIPT (in progress)

The Well-Known Way: Landmarks of Identity in Pre-Conquest England

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