Professor of English Emeritus
e-mail: kiernan at uky dot edu
T. Marshall Hahn Sr. Professor of Arts and Sciences Emeritus
University of Kentucky
Résumé - 2016
Professor of English, University of Kentucky, 1981-2005
Associate Professor, 1975-81; Assistant Professor, 1970-75
Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, elected by College, 1998
Chair, Department of English, University of Kentucky, 1986-90
Founding Director, Collaboratory for Research in Computing for Humanities
University Research Professor, 1982-83
PhD, Case Western Reserve University, 1970
Selected Awards and Honors|
University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame, Inducted October 2015
Three sessions in my honor at the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 2014, featuring Electronic Beowulf @ 21, Prof. Andrew Prescott, Richard Rawlinson Center Congress Speaker; and two sessions sponsored by the Rawlinson Center for Anglo-Saxon Studies and Manuscript Research with presentations by Professors Catherine Karkov, Elaine Treharne, Roy Liuzza, Ionut Emil Iacob, Donald Scragg, Patrick Conner, and David Johnson
National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research (Electronic Boethius) 2002-05
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation match for NEH challenge grant (Electronic Boethius and ARCHway Projects) 2002-03
National Science Foundation ITR (ARCHway Project) 2003-05
Beatrice White Prize from the English Association (United Kingdom) for outstanding scholarly work in the field of English Literature before 1590, 2001
National Science Foundation DLI2 grant (The Digital Atheneum) 1999-2003
Elected Distinguished Professor of Arts & Sciences, University of Kentucky 1998
Fourth Edition of The Electronic Beowulf 4.0
(Sponsored by The British
The University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences).
Free online edition redesigned for research scholars, students, and general readers. 2015.
Beowulf and the Beowulf Manuscript, revised paperback edition, with Foreword by Katherine OBrien OKeeffe (British Library Publications and University of Michigan Press, 1996); Beowulf and the Beowulf Manuscript (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1981)
The Thorkelin Transcripts of Beowulf (Copenhagen: Rosenkilde and Bagger, 1986)
Some Chapters and Articles
The Reformed Nowell Codex and the Beowulf Manuscript, Chapter complete Jan. 2014, forthcoming in a Festschrift for Patrick Conner.
Alternating Currents in the Electrifying Classroom, Teaching Beowulf in the Twenty-first Century, ed. H. D. Chickering, A. J. Frantzen, and R. F. Yeager (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies,
Arizona State University, Tempe, 2014), pp. 55-66.
The nathwylc Scribe and the nathwylc Text of Beowulf. Poetry, Place and Gender: Studies in Medieval Culture in Honor of Helen Damico, ed. Catherine E. Karkov (Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 2009), pp. 98-131.
Introduction, with Antonette diPaolo Healey, Making Sense: Constructing Meaning in Early
English, eds. Antonette diPaolo Healey and Kevin Kiernan. Publications of the Dictionary of Old English 7, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto 2007), vii-x.
Remodeling Alfreds Boethius with the tol ond andweorc of Edition Production Technology (EPT), Making Sense: Constructing Meaning in Early English, eds. Antonette diPaolo Healey and Kevin Kiernan. Publications of the Dictionary of Old English 7, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto 2007), 72-115.
Digital Facsimiles in Editing: Some Guidelines for Editors of Image-based Electronic Editions. Electronic Textual Editing, ed. John Unsworth, Lou Burnard, and Katherine OBrien OKeeffe (New York: Modern Language Association, 2006), pp. 256-262.
The Source of the Napier Fragment of Alfreds Boethius, Inaugural issue of the Digital Medievalist 1.1. Spring 2005.
The ARCHway Project: Architecture for Research in Computing for Humanities through Research, Teaching, and Learning, with Jerzy W. Jaromczyk, Alex Dekhtyar, and Dorothy Carr Porter, with assistance of Kenneth Hawley, Sandeep Bodapati, and Ionut Emil Iacob. Literary and Linguistic Computing, (2005), pp. 1-20.
Odd Couples in Ælfrics Julian and Basilissa in British Library Cotton MS Otho B. x. Beatus vir: Studies in Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse Manuscripts in Memory of Phillip Pulsiano. eds. Kirsten Wolf and A.N. Doane. Tempe, AZ: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies (MRTS), 2005, 85-106.
The Reappearances of St. Basil the Great in British Library MS Cotton Otho B. x. With Brent Seales and James Griffioen. Computers and the Humanities 36:1 (February 2002), 7-26.
N.R. Ker, 1908-1982, Medieval Scholarship: Biographical Studies on the Formation of a Discipline, Vol. 2, Literature and Philology, ed. Helen Damico (New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1998), pp. 425-437.
Re-Visions [Preface]. Beowulf and the Beowulf Manuscript, revised paperback edition, with Foreword by Katherine OBrien OKeeffe
(British Library Publications and University of Michigan Press, 1996), pp. xv-xxviii.
The Legacy of Wiglaf: Saving a Wounded Beowulf. The Beowulf Reader (formerly Beowulf: Basic Readings, 1995), ed. Peter S. Baker. Basic Readings in Anglo-Saxon England I. New York: Garland 2000, 195-218.
King Alfreds Burnt Boethius, The Iconic Page in Manuscript, Print, and Digital Culture, eds. George Bornstein and Theresa Lynn Tinkle (Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press, 1998), 7-32.
Reading Cædmons Hymn with Someone Elses Glosses, Old English Literature: Critical Essays (Yale University Press, 2002), pp. 103-124. Edited by Roy Liuzza. Reprinted from Representations 32 (Fall 1990), 157-174.
The Conybeare-Madden Collation of Thorkelin's Beowulf, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts and Their Heritage, eds. Phillip Pulsiano and Elaine M. Treharne (Aldershot, Hants, England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 1998), 117-136.
Madden, Thorkelin, and
MS Vitellius/Vespasian A XV, The Library: The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, VI, 8.2 (1986), pp. 127-32.
Grendels Heroic Mother, In Geardagum 6 (1984), 13-33 (revised 2010).
Old English Manuscripts: The Scribal Deconstruction of Early Northumbrian, in Old English Studies: Current State and Future Prospects, ed. Nicholas Howe, ANQ 3.2 (1990), 48-55.