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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Eric Weiskott

english department

Eric Weiskott

Assistant Professor

B.A., Wesleyan University
Ph.D., Yale University

Stokes Hall S407
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02467

Phone: 617-552-3718
Fax: 617-552-4220

Personal website:

Academic Profile

Specializes in Old English and Middle English poetry, prosody and poetics, digital humanities, history of the book, and history of the English language.



  • Meter and Modernity in English Verse, 1350-1650 (in preparation)
  • Editor (with Shannon Beddingfield, A. S. G. Edwards, Shu-han Luo, Barbara A. Shailor, Rebecca Springer, Joseph Stadolnik, and Emily Ulrich), The Book of Brome: A Collaborative Edition (in preparation) 
  • Editor (with Irina Dumitrescu), Early English Poetics and the History of Style (Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute, under contract)
  • English Alliterative Verse: Poetic Tradition and Literary History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016)

Articles and Essays



  • “Alliteration,” for Prosody Online, Stanford University (in preparation)
  • Precepts,” read in Old English to accompany Jay Parini, “Precepts,” in The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation, ed. Greg Delanty and Michael Matto (New York: W. W. Norton, 2010), pp. 231-37
Public Writing


  •  Poems in burntdistrict (2013), Cricket Online Review (2012), Paper Nautilus (2011), Moria (2008), Canopic Jar (2007), Front Porch (2007), Versal (2007), and others
  • Sharp Fish (Middletown: Samizdat Press, 2008) (chapbook)