Rice University

Department of English

Donna Beth Ellard 

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Office: Herring Hall 235
Phone: 713-348-2625
Email: donna.b.ellard@rice.edu

Professor Ellard teaches courses in medieval literature and in Old English. Her research interests include Old English poetry and prose, historiography of Anglo-Saxon studies, mortuary archaeology, landscape archaeology, Deleuze studies, and psychoanalysis. She is currently at work on a book manuscript titled Anglo-Saxon Bodies, English Minds, and post-Saxon Futures.

Publications include:

"Ællas Bloody Eagle: Sharon Turner, Sacrifice, and Anglo-Saxon History." Postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies. Spring 2014 (5.2). forthcoming.

"Exphrastic Beowulf: Defying Death and Staying Alive in Anglo-Saxon Studies." In Staying Alive: A Survival Manual for the Liberal Arts by L.A.O. Fradenburg. Brooklyn, NY: punctum books, 2013. forthcoming.

"Going Interspecies, Going Interlingual, and Flying Away with the Phoenix." Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Fall 2011 (23.3): 268-92.