Seminar für Englische Philologie

Dr Rebecca Hardie


Rebecca earned her AHRC-funded PhD on Translation and Pedagogy in the Vercelli Book at King’s College, London. She holds a Masters in Medieval Literature from the University of Oxford (2012), and BA in English Literature and Language from KCL (2010), and has worked on programmes of conflict resolution and interfaith dialogue at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2015-6). Her research focuses on Old English literature, Anglo-Saxon sermons and homilies, translation culture and the history of subjectivity, conflict and belief. She is currently working on shorter articles about the relationship of gender and pedagogy in several Old English sermons and the role of bad teachers!


  • Introduction to Historical Linguistics

  • Peer-Assisted Medieval English Studies

  • Preaching and Teaching in Anglo-Saxon England

  • Self-Formation in Medieval Literature and Culture

  • Translating Old English Poetry from Past to Present

Rebecca has previously taught on Classical and Biblical Contexts of Literature and Medieval Literary Culture.

Select Conference Papers

  • 2016, ‘Learning to Teach in the Vercelli Book’, Leeds International Medieval Congress.

  • 2015, ‘Reconfiguring the Female: Questions of Pedagogy, style and gender’, 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University.
    2015, ‘Becoming Dung: Sin and Translation in several Vercelli sermons’, Leeds International Medieval Congress.

  • 2014, ‘Women and Ethics: new questions of the address to women in Vercelli Homily VII’, Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies.