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M. Wendy Hennequin

Associate Professor

As Associate Professor, I teach courses in medieval literature, British literature, world literature, and composition.


My research interests include Old English language and literature, women characters in Old English and medieval texts, women warriors, and teaching with technology. My most recent conference papers include:

  • “’Who Received that Freight’: Beowulf Rediscovered in the Modern World” at South Atlantic MLA in November, 2011.
  • a roundtable discussion on Embedded Librarians in the Composition Classroom at the National Council of Teachers of English conference in November, 2011.
  • “Justice and Gender in ‘Yde and Olyve’” at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in May, 2011.

I am organizing and moderating two panels:

  • Technical Communications in the Middle Ages at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in May, 2012, and
  • Travel in the Middle Ages at South Atlantic MLA in November, 2012.

My article, “We’ve Created a Monster: The Strange Case of Grendel’s Mother,” was published in the English Studies (89.5, October 2008). Harry Potter and the Legends of Saints” will be published in Fall 2012 in Journal of Religion and Popular Culture.


I also serve as the academic advisor for Beowulf the Event (live performances of the poem Beowulf by storytellers). 
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And lastly, I serve as the coordinator of a medieval book club.




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