PhD (1997) University of Cambridge
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Scott Kleinman is Associate Professor of English at California State University, Northridge, where he has taught since 1999. He received his MA at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and his PhD from the University of Cambridge in England, and he taught previously at the University of Missouri, Columbia. His research focuses on medieval language and literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the fourteenth century. He is a frequent participant in scholarly conferences around the world and has published in a number of prestigious academic journals. His early work was on the history of the English language during the Old English period, especially the development of its dialects. More recently he has been working on regional and cultural diversity in later medieval romance literature and historiography. He teaches courses on Chaucer and other Middle English literature, Old English literature, History of the English Language, and English grammar. He has also taught courses on Scottish Culture and on The Lord of the Rings.
"Frið and Grið: Laȝamon and the Legal Language of Wulfstan." Forthcoming in Reading Laȝamon’s Brut: Approaches and Explorations, edited by Rosamund Allen, Jane Roberts, and Carole Weinberg, Rodopi Press, Costerus New Series.
"Frið and Fredom: Royal Forests and the English Jurisprudence of Laȝamon’s Brut and Its Readers." Modern Philology 109.1 (2011): 17-41.
"Philological Inquiries 2: Something 'Old,' Something 'New': Material Philology and the Recovery of the Past" (with Michael D.C. Drout). The Heroic Age 13 (2010).
"Philological Inquiries 1: Method and Merovingians" (with Michael D.C. Drout), The Heroic Age 12 (2009).
"Service." In Reading The Lord of the Rings, ed. Robert Eaglestone (London: Continuum, 2006), pp. 138-148.
"Animal Imagery and Oral Discourse in Havelok's First Fight." Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies 35 (2004): 311-327.
The Æðelen of Engle: Constructing Ethnic and Regional Identities in La3amon's Brut." Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 16.1 (2004): 95-130.
"The Legend of Havelok the Dane and the Historiography of East Anglia." Studies in Philology 100:3 (2003): 245-277.
"Iron-Clad Evidence in Early Medieval Dialectology: Old English isern, isen, and iren." Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 98:4 (1997): 371-390.
Edmund Spenser, The Shepheardes Calender (eclogues for January, April, October, November, and December). For the Broadview Anthology of British Literature (Calgary: Broadview Press).
Reviews and Reports
Review of Thomas Bredehoft, Early English Metre (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005). Comitatus 38 (2007): xxx-xxx.
Entries in The J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia, ed. Michael D.C. Drout (New York: Routledge, 2006) ("Sigelwara Land," "Philology: General Works, 1924-1927," " King Horn," "Saxo Grammaticus," "Iþþlen in Sawles Warde").
Entries in the International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages-Online. Brepols Publishers, 2004-2005 ("The Normans in Britain and Ireland” and “The Normans in Britain and Ireland: Post-1154").
Review of Christine Chism, Alliterative Revivals (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002). Envoi: A Review Journal of Medieval Literature 10.2 (2004 for Fall 2001): 108-121.
Anglo-Saxon Studies in North America. Newsletter of the Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland (TOEBI) (Summer 2004): 6-7.
A Recitation of Cleanness. The Chaucer Studio (Recorded at the 38th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 9-11 May 2003 in Kalamazoo, MI).