Alaric’s CV


Lecturer in Medieval English Literature, School of English, University of Leeds (junior lecturer 2007-16, senior lecturer 2016-).

Research fellow, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (2005-7).


Ph.D. (2001-4) on 'The Meanings of Elf and Elves in Medieval England', Department of English Language, University of Glasgow (2003-4 at Department of English, University of Helsinki).

M.Phil. (taught) (2000-1) in Medieval Studies, Glasgow Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Distinction.

B.A. (1997-2000) in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. Magdalene College, Cambridge. Part I: 1st; part II: 2/1.

Secondary education (1991-97) at Aylesbury Grammar School, including A-levels in Latin, History and English.

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2008-11), University of Leeds; Foundation Language Study (Arabic) (2018), Leeds Beckett University.

Publications and teaching

For Alaric's publications (and free-access texts thereof) see publications. For details of Alaric's teaching, supervising and examining, present and past, see teaching.

Other Experience and Activities

Other Pastimes

Alaric's favourite non-academic pastime is playing Latin American and African percussion. Back in the good old days he also used to call for ceilidhs. In Helsinki he played with Johnny Badapple, in Glasgow with Unkle Bob, and in Cambridge with the Cambridge University Ceilidh Band (and various peripherally related projects, including a brief but groovy band with Harriet Earis), and the Brazilian Samba group Arco Iris. On and off, Alaric also spends quite a lot of time messing about learning things like Finnish, Swedish, French, Icelandic, Arabic, and Hebrew.

For Alaric's contributions to Wikipedia, see

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