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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.