Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
460 Denney Hall
Areas of Expertise
- Old English literature
- Medieval Latin literature
- Manuscript studies
- Early medieval intellectual history
- The history of cheesemaking
- PhD, Medieval Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2004
- MMS, Medieval Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2000
- BA, Biology and Medieval Studies, Amherst College, 1995
Leslie Lockett specializes in Old English language and literature, medieval Latin, manuscript studies and early medieval intellectual history. She is Associate Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Her first book, entitled Anglo-Saxon Psychologies in the Vernacular and Latin Traditions (Toronto, 2011), was awarded the Sir Israel Gollancz Prize by the British Academy in 2013 and the John Nicholas Brown Prize for Best First Book by the Medieval Academy of America in 2015. She is producing a new edition and translation as well as a comprehensive study of the Old English Soliloquies, and her other research interests include Latin retrograde verse (that is, poetry that is metrically and syntactically viable whether you read it forwards or backwards) and the history of cheesemaking.
- Lockett, Leslie. Anglo-Saxon Psychologies in the Vernacular and Latin Traditions. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.
- “Oswald’s uersus retrogradi: A Forerunner of Post-Conquest Trends in Hexameter Composition.” In Latinity and Identity in Anglo-Saxon England, edited by Rebecca Stephenson and Emily Thornbury, pp. 158-76. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.
- “Mind the Gap: Cognitive Approaches to Early Medieval Poetry and Audiences.” Exemplaria: Medieval / Early Modern / Theory 28 (2016): 1-11.
- “The Limited Role of the Brain in Mental and Emotional Experience According to Anglo-Saxon Medical Learning.” In Anglo-Saxon Emotions: Reading the Heart in Old English Literature, Language, and Culture, edited by Alice Jorgensen, Frances McCormack, and Jonathan Wilcox, 35-51. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2015.
- “The Junius Manuscript.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Medieval Studies, edited by Paul E. Szarmach. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.