Donna Beth Ellard
What I do
Donna Beth Ellard is an Assistant Professor of Medieval Literature, specializing Old English poetry.
medieval literature, Old English, Latin, historical linguistics, postcolonialism, psychoanalysis, Deleuze studies
- Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010
My scholarship continues to pursue projects meant to foster a more inclusive (and thereby postcolonial) early medieval studies. I am a co-founder of the professional organization Islands of the North Atlantic (IONA) and in the process of co-editing (with Mary Kate Hurley) a collaboratively-written project titled Disinventing Old English that aims to disinvent both Old English and the edited collection format, simultaneously.
In addition to these projects, I have, for many years, maintained a long-standing interest in how interspecies relationships can facilitate interdisciplinarity. To these ends, I am completing a BA in Biology and at work on a second book, Writing With Birds, Writing With the Biosciences.