Seminar für Englische Philologie

Prof. Dr. Winfried Rudolf

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Arnstadt (Germany); studies at Jena, Oxford and Budapest; 2001-2006 Tutor for English Medieval Literature and Language, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Germany); 2006 Library Research Fellow, Princeton University (U.S.A.); 2006-2007 Teaching Fellow, University College London (UK); 2007-2011 Darby Fellow in English, Lincoln College, University of Oxford (UK); since 2011 Professor for Medieval English Language and Literature, University of Göttingen (Germany)



  • 2015-2020 Honorary Visiting Professor, University College London
  • 2018-2023 Principal Investigator ERC Project: ECHOE - Electronic Corpus of Anonymous Homilies in Old English



Research Interests


  • Manuscripts of the Anglo-Saxon period
  • The instability in the transmission of early homiletic texts
  • The interface between Old English poetry and prose
  • The Vitas Patrum in medieval England
  • Childhood and adolescence in Anglo-Saxon England
  • The spiritual senses of the non-biblical word in the Middle Ages
  • Late medieval prayerbooks and their devotional poetry
  • Anglo-Saxons and Continental Saxons



Teaching



Selected Publications


  • Susan Irvine & Winfried Rudolf, eds., Childhood and Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming).

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'Anglo-Saxon preaching on children', in Childhood and Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture, ed. by Susan Irvine & Winfried Rudolf (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming).

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'The Gold in Beowulf and the Currencies of Fame', in Gold in der Heldensage, ed. Wilhelm Heizmann, Victor Millet und Heike Sahm, Reallexikon der germanischen Altertumskunde, Ergänzungsband (Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming).

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'An Early Manuscript Witness of the Homiliaries of Angers and St. Père de Chartres in Bamberg, Staatsbibliothek MS Msc.Bibl.30a', The Journal of Medieval Latin 27 (2017), 1-40.

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'A Fragment of the Old English Version of the Gospel of Mark in the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C.', The Library 18:4 (2017), 405-417.

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'Uuaregat self uuaregot – A Personal Note on Anglo-German Philological Relations Past and Present', Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik 47:2 (2017), 167-180.

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'The Editing of Old English: A Plea for including Manuscript Facsimiles', in Mittelalterphilologien heute. Eine Standortbestimmung, Band 1, ed. by Alessandra Molinari (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2017), 173-186.

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'Quoting and Translating Latin in the Old English Homilies of the Vercelli Book', in The Pragmatics of Quoting Now and Then, ed. Jenny Arendholz, Wolfram Bublitz and Monika Kirner (Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter, 2015), 271-290.

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'The Selection and Compilation of the Verba Seniorum in Worcester, Cathedral Library, F.48, in Adopting and Adapting Saints’ Lives into Old English Prose (c. 950- 1150), ed. Loredana Lazzari, Patrizia Lendinara & Claudia di Sciacca, Textes et Études du Moyen Âge of the Fédération Internationale des Instituts d’Études Médiévales (Barcelona & Madrid: FIDEM, 2014), 183-227.

  • Winfried Rudolf, ‘Bernhard ten Brink and Edmund Max Stengel – Two Pupils of Friedrich Diez and Their Contributions to the Study of Medieval English in the National Discourse of the Nineteenth Century’ in Bartsch, Foerster et Cie. La première romanistique allemande et son influence en Europe, ed. Richard Trachsler (Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2013), 223-246.

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'The Addition and Use of Running Titles in Manuscripts Containing Old English', in New Medieval Literatures 13, ed. E. Treharne et al. (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011), pp. 49-97.
    http://brepols.metapress.com/content/h1646h4176018584/?p=79cde744d76a469abe006607a0700e1c&pi=3

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'Riddling and Reading - Iconicity and Logogriphs in Exeter Book Riddles 23 and 45', Anglia 130/4 (2012), 499-525.
    http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/angl.2012.130.issue-4/ang-2012-0526/ang-2012-0526.xml

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'A Devotional Prayer to Jesus', in An English Prayerbook of the Fifteenth Century in Vercelli - Studies in the Palaeography and History of Vercelli, Biblioteca Capitolare, MS CCXXV, ed. Winfried Rudolf and Timoty Leonardi (Vercelli: Gallo, 2012), 135-41.

  • Winfried Rudolf & Timoty Leonardi, eds., An English Prayerbook of the Fifteenth Century in Vercelli - Studies in the Palaeography and History of Vercelli, Biblioteca Capitolare, MS CCXXV (Vercelli: Gallo, 2012).

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'Middle English Texts in a Vercelli Manuscript', The Library 12:4 (2011), 413-22.
    http://library.oxfordjournals.org/content/12/4/413.abstract

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'The Spiritual Islescape of the Anglo-Saxons' in The Sea and Englishness in the Middle Ages: Maritime Narratives, Identity and Culture, ed. Sebastian Sobecki (Cambridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2011), pp. 31-57.

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'The Homiliary of Angers in tenth-century England', Anglo-Saxon England 39 (2011), 163-192.
    http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S0263675110000098

  • David Johnson & Winfried Rudolf, 'More Notes by Coleman', Medium Aevum 70 (2010), 113-25.

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'The Old English translations of the Verba Seniorum in late eleventh-century Worcester', in Lost in Translation? The Medieval Translator 12/Traduire au Moyen Age, ed. by Denis Renevey & Christiania Whitehead, (Turnhout: Brepols, 2010), pp. 33-44.
    http://brepols.metapress.com/content/n2614250p2l21271/

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'Seven Diverse Loans in Middle English Alliterative Poetry - A Preliminary Study', in Clerks, Wives and Historians. Essays on Old & Middle English Language and Literature, ed. by Winfried Rudolf, Thomas M. Honegger & Andrew J. Johnston, Proceedings of the Studientage zum Englischen Mittelalter VI-VIII (2004-06), Collection/Sammlung Variations Band 5 (Berne: Peter Lang, 2008), pp. 125-40.

  • Winfried Rudolf, Thomas M. Honegger & Andrew J. Johnston, eds., Clerks, Wives and Historians. Essays on Old & Middle English Language and Literature, Proceedings of the Studientage zum Englischen Mittelalter VI-VIII (2004-06), Collection/Sammlung Variations Band 5. (Berne: Peter Lang, 2008).

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'The Source and Textual Identity of "Homily" Napier XXXI - Aelfric and the Munuccild of Saint-Maurice d'Agaune', The Review of English Studies 57 (2006), pp. 607-22.
    http://res.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/hgl119v1

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'Altenglische Predigten als unfeste Texte ? ein elektronisches Textkorpus', in English Linguistics and Medieval Studies: Positions - Perspectives - New Approaches Proceedings of the Conference in Bamberg, May 21-22, 2004ed. by Gabriele Knappe, University of Bamberg Studies in English Linguistics 48 (Berne, Berlin, etc.: Peter Lang, 2006), pp. 295-301.

  • Winfried Rudolf, 'Journey to the Borderland: Two Poetic Passages on Judgement Day in Old English Homilies Revisited', Proceedings of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies Postgraduate Conference 1, (Manchester: MANCASS, 2005), pp. 1-13.
    http://www.arts.manchester.ac.uk/mancass/e-papers/ISSN 1752-2196.