Gillian Overing

Gillian OveringDr. Gillian Overing

Professor of English




PhD SUNY (Buffalo)

MA SUNY (Buffalo)

BA Lancaster (England)

Areas of Interest

Anglo-Saxon Literature


History of the English Language

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

WRI 111 Writing the First Millennium

ENG 160 Introduction to British Literature

ENG 165 Studies in British Literature

ENG 300 Place, Self, Text

ENG 305 Old English Language and Literature

ENG 310  Perspectives on the Middle Ages: Medieval Constructs of Gender, Race, and Class

ENG 390  Structure of English

ENG 710  Early Medieval Narrative

Selected Publications

A Place to Believe In: Locating Medieval Landscapes , co-edited with Clare A Lees, Penn State Press, 2006.

Double Agents: Women and Clerical Culture in Anglo-Saxon England, with Clare A. Lees. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001

Landscape of Desire: Partial Stories of the Medieval Scandinavian World, with Marijane Osborn. University of Minnesota Press, 1994.

Gender and Empire. Commissioned editor, with Clare Lees of special volume of Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 34.1 (2004)

“Signifying Gender and Empire,” with Clare Lees, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 34.1 (2004)

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