Dr. Bill Friesen

Dr. Bill Friesen

Associate Professor of English

416.226.6620 Ext. 6789

PhD, University of Toronto, 2008
MA, University of British Columbia, 2002
BA, University of British Columbia, 2000

Areas of Specialization: Medieval European literature, Old English, Latin, early medieval spiritual writings, and Norse and Anglo-Saxon myths.

Dr. Friesen has published in Neohelicon, “A Heaven out of Hell: The Inversion of Incarnational Dynamics in Canto X of Dante’s Inferno,” Neophilologus, “The Opus Geminatum and Anglo-Latin Literature,” (2010), in Early Medieval Europe, “Answers and Echoes: the Libellus responsionum and the Hagiography of North-Western European Mission” (2006), and in Prolegomena, “Old School Avant-Garde, New Wave Traditionalists” (2002). He is currently working on a study of the function of spirit creatures in Old Norse family sagas, where his focus remains primarily literary. He has presented numerous papers in Canada and the United States and his research currently centres upon literary apprehensions of identity, especially in relation to the Logos as it is understood within the Christian tradition.

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