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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Robert Stanton

english department

Robert Stanton

Associate Professor

B.A., University of Toronto
M.A., University of Toronto
Ph.D., University of Toronto

Stokes Hall S385
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02467

Phone: 617-552-2235
Fax: 617-552-4220

Academic Profile

Specializes in Old and Middle English language and literature, animal studies, and translation studies.



  • The Culture of Translation in Anglo-Saxon England (Cambridge, UK and Rochester, NY: D.S. Brewer, 2002). 
  • Dictionary of Old English: Abbreviations for Latin Sources and Bibliography of Editions. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1992 (with Pauline A. Thompson).


Newspaper articles

  • "Peruse This and Be Quick About It." New York Newsday, April 4, 1996, A53-54 (with Paul Lewis).
  • "'As if' or 'all out of there'? Awesome or the alternative?" Philadelphia Inquirer, July 1, 1996, A7 (with Paul Lewis).


  • Éamonn Ó Carragáin, Ritual and the Rood: Liturgical Images and the Old English Poems of the Dream of the Rood Tradition, The British Library Studies in Medieval Culture (London: British Library; Toronto and Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 2005. Religion and the Arts 12 (2008): 620-622.
  • Michelle Warren, History on the Edge: Excalibur and the Borders of Britain, 1100-1300, Medieval Cultures 22 (Minnesota and London: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2000). The Medieval Review (July 4, 2001).
  • Paul Beekman Taylor, Chaucer Translator (Lanham MD: University Press of America, 1998). Speculum 75 (2000): 901-903.