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 transmission of early homiletic texts
  • Interfaces between Old English poetry and prose
  • The Vitas Patrum in medieval England
  • Childhood and adolescence in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Medieval reading practice
  • Late medieval prayerbooks and their devotional poetry
  • Anglo-Saxon studies in Germany 1500-1750
  • Anglo-Saxons and Continental Saxons


Teaching


Selected Publications


  • Rudolf, Winfried. "The Earliest Surviving Homily in English." Notes & Queries (2019), forthcoming.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "A Tenth-Century Booklist in the Biblioteca Capitolare of Vercelli." Manuscripta 63:1 (2019), forthcoming.

  • Irvine, Susan & Rudolf, Winfried, eds. Childhood and Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "Anglo-Saxon Preaching on Children." In Childhood and Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture, edited by Susan Irvine & Winfried Rudolf, 48–70. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "The Gold in Beowulf and the Currencies of Fame." In Gold in der Heldensage, edited by Wilhelm Heizmann, Victor Millet und Heike Sahm, 115–41. Reallexikon der germanischen Altertumskunde, Ergänzungsband. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "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.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "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), 405–17.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "Uuaregat self uuaregot – A Personal Note on Anglo-German Philological Relations Past and Present." Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik 47:2 (2017), 167–80.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "The Editing of Old English: A Plea for including Manuscript Facsimiles." In Mittelalterphilologien heute. Eine Standortbestimmung, Band 1, edited by Alessandra Molinari, 173–186. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2017.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "Quoting and Translating Latin in the Old English Homilies of the Vercelli Book." In The Pragmatics of Quoting Now and Then, edited by Jenny Arendholz, Wolfram Bublitz and Monika Kirner, 271–290. Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter, 2015.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "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). Textes et Études du Moyen Âge of the Fédération Internationale des Instituts d’Études Médiévales, edited by Loredana Lazzari, Patrizia Lendinara & Claudia di Sciacca, 183–227. Barcelona & Madrid: FIDEM, 2014.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "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, edited by Richard Trachsler, 223–246. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2013.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "The Addition and Use of Running Titles in Manuscripts Containing Old English." In New Medieval Literatures 13, edited by Elaine Treharne et al., 49–97. Turnhout: Brepols, 2011.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "Riddling and Reading - Iconicity and Logogriphs in Exeter Book Riddles 23 and 45." Anglia 130:4 (2012), 499–525.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "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, edited by Winfried Rudolf and Timoty Leonardi, 135–41. Vercelli: Gallo, 2012.

  • Rudolf, Winfried & Leonardi, Timoty, 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.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "Middle English Texts in a Vercelli Manuscript." The Library 12:4 (2011), 413–22.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "The Spiritual Islescape of the Anglo-Saxons." In The Sea and Englishness in the Middle Ages: Maritime Narratives, Identity and Culture, edited by Sebastian Sobecki, 31–57. Cambridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2011.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "The Homiliary of Angers in Tenth-Century England." Anglo-Saxon England 39 (2011), 163–92.

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

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "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, edited by Denis Renevey & Christiania Whitehead, 33–44. Turnhout: Brepols, 2010.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "Seven Diverse Loans in Middle English Alliterative Poetry – A Preliminary Study." In 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, edited by Winfried Rudolf, Thomas M. Honegger & Andrew J. Johnston, 125–40. Berne: Peter Lang, 2008.

  • Rudolf, Winfried, Honegger, Thomas M. & Johnston, Andrew J., 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.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "The Source and Textual Identity of 'Homily' Napier XXXI – Ælfric and the Munuccild of Saint-Maurice d'Agaune." The Review of English Studies 57 (2006), 607–22.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "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, 2004. University of Bamberg Studies in English Linguistics 48, edited by Gabriele Knappe, 295–301. Berne: Peter Lang, 2006.

  • Rudolf, Winfried. "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), 1–13.