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Amy W. Clark
Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D in English and Medieval Studies, University of California at Berkeley (2020)

M.A. in Creative Writing, University of California at Berkeley (2018)

B.A. in Englishsumma cum laude with Highest Honors in the major, University of California at Berkeley (2015)

Employment

Assistant Professor in English, Wake Forest University (starting Fall 2022)

 

Postdoctoral Researcher in English, Michigan Society of Fellows (2020-2022)

Publications

ARTICLES AND ESSAYS

“As Though ‘Wit’ Never Were: The Dual Pronoun as Interpretive Crux in The Wife's Lament,” JEGP (forthcoming, 2022)

 

“Sweart as Sin: Color Connotation and Morality in Anglo-Saxon England,” in Darkness, Depression and Descent in Anglo-Saxon

England, ed. Ruth Wehlau, Richard Rawlinson Center Series in Anglo-Saxon Studies (Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 2019), pp. 15-36.

 

“More Than Meets the Eye: Cultural Color Resonances in Old English Literature,” in The Daily Lives of the Anglo-Saxons, ed.

Carole Biggam, Carole Hough, and Daria Izdebska, Essays in Anglo-Saxons Studies 8 (Tempe, AZ: ACMRS, 2018), pp. 139-157.

 

UNDER SUBMISSION

 “The West Saxon Boundary Clause in Context: Celtic and Continental Connections,” under revision at Early Medieval Europe

 

IN PROGRESS

The Well-Known Way: Landmarks of Identity in Pre-Conquest England

Teaching and Research Fields

Old English language and literature, Middle English literature, digital humanities, environmental humanities and eco-criticism, new materialisms, diasporic literatures, identity formation studies

 

Languages: Old English (high proficiency), Middle English (high proficiency), Latin (reading), Old Norse (reading), German (basic)

Fellowships, Honors, and Grants

FELLOWSHIPS

Wallace Johnson Program for First Book Authors (2022-23)

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship (2020-2021; declined)

Daniel E. Koshland Jr Graduate Fellowship in The Art of Teaching Writing (2018)

Digital Humanities at Berkeley Summer Institute Fellow (2015)

Mellon-Chancellor's Fellowship for Graduate Study, UC Berkeley (2015-20)

 

HONORS & AWARDS

John Boswell Dissertation Grant, Medieval Academy of America (2020)

Lynne Grundy Memorial Trust Award to present at ISSEME (2019)

Pre-Conference Workshop Award, ISSEME (2019)

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award (2019)

Berkeley Medieval Studies Kalamazoo Prize (2016)

Pre-Conference Workshop Award, International Society for the Study of Early Medieval England (ISSEME, 2015)

Conference Presentations and Panels

PAPERS PRESENTED

“Many Paths Across Pale Fields: Repetition and Discernment in Boniface’s Enigmata,” International Medieval Congress, Leeds,

UK (Invited paper, 2022)

“Out of Exile: Restorative Reiteration in the Old English Elegies,” MLA Annual Convention (January 2022)

“And Then, From There: Hygeburg’s Hodoeporicon and Early West Saxon Charter Forms,” 56th International Congress on

Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (2021; presented virtually due to COVID-19)

“Landscapes of Knowledge: Space, Sense, and Identity in the Exeter Riddles,” International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK

(Invited paper, 2020; presented virtually due to COVID-19)

“The Development of the Anglo-Saxon Boundary Clause Revisited,” Biennial Conference of the International Society for the

Study of Early Medieval England, Albuquerque, NM (2019)

“Writing the Road: Anglo-Saxon Boundary Clauses and Literary Form,” 54th International Congress on Medieval         

Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (2019)

“Beating the Bounds of the Riddle Creature,” Anglo-Saxon Riddles III: Selves and Things, International Medieval Congress,

Leeds, UK (2018)

“As Though ‘Wit’ Never Were: A Grammar of Reunification within The Wife's Lament,” ISSEME New Voices Panel, 52nd

International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (2017)

“More than Meets the Eye: Cultural Color Resonances in Old English Literature,” Biennial Conference of the International

Society for the Study of Early Medieval England, Glasgow, Scotland (2015)

 

PANELS ORGANIZED

“Beyond Borders and Boundaries in Early England,” 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (2019)

 

DEPARTMENTAL PRESENTATIONS

Dinner talk, “Wræc and Ruin: Reiterating Identity in the Old English Elegies,” Michigan Society of Fellows (2021)

Invited panelist, “Diaspora,” Critical Conversations in English, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2021)

Lunch colloquium, “The West Saxon Boundary Clause in Context,” Michigan Society of Fellows (2020)

Invited presentation, “Familiar Distances: Beating the Bounds of Early English Identity,” Medieval Studies Reading Group,

UM English Department (2020)

Digital Humanities and Web Design

POSITIONS

Faculty Affiliate, Digital Studies Institute, UM Ann Arbor (2020-23)

Website Assistant, Berkeley Medieval Studies Program (2017-20)

Co-Chair, Literature and Digital Humanities Working Group (2015-17)

Research Assistant, Department of English, UC Berkeley (2016-2017)

      Graduate course planning: “Digital Humanities for Medievalists,” with Prof. Maura Nolan   

Primary Coordinator, 2015-16 Lit + DH Lecture Series

Website Designer and Primary Administrator for the Literature and Digital Humanities Working Group (2015-2016)

 

PANELS AND PRESENTATIONS

Invited presentation on the Literature and Digital Humanities Working Group, Research IT reading group, UC Berkeley

(2016)

Invited presentation on the Literature and Digital Humanities Working Group, Library Arts and Humanities Council, UC

Berkeley (2015)

 

LECTURES ORGANIZED

For the 2015-16 Lit + DH lecture series:

Invited speaker: Professor Emily Thornbury, Department of English, UC Berkeley

“Stop Having Ideas and Start Counting Things: Or, Some Ad-hoc Approaches to Quantifying Style” (Sept 2015)

Invited speaker: Professor Nicholas Paige, Department of French, UC Berkeley

“From Examples to Samples: Quantifying the Fictionality of the French Novel, 1681-1830” (Nov 2015)

Invited speaker: Vikram Chandra, Department of English, UC Berkeley

      “Geek Sublime” (Nov 2015)

Invited speaker: Professor Scott Saul, Department of English, UC Berkeley

“To Be Innovative, Be Old-Fashioned: The Lessons of Building Richard Pryor’s Peoria” (Feb 2016)

Invited Speaker: Professor Mark Algee-Hewitt, Department of English, Stanford University

“Suspense: Language, Narrative, Affect” (Mar 2016)

Invited Speaker: David Bamman, Department of Information Sciences, UC Berkeley

“The Design of Latent Variable Models, with Application to Literary Character” (April 2016)

 

WORKSHOPS/TRAININGS ATTENDED

“The Pre-Digital Book,” Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, BC, Summer 2017

“Text Analysis,” Digital Humanities Summer Institute at Berkeley, Summer 2017

Professional Activities and Experience

Application reader, Michigan Society of Fellows (2020-2022)

Invited panelist, “Academic Postdocs,” Yale Medieval Studies (2021)

Departmental Coordinator in English for the Koshland Art of Teaching Writing Undergraduate Tutoring program, UC

Berkeley (2018-19)

Invited panelist, “Undergraduates at Berkeley,” Graduate Pedagogy Seminar, UC Berkeley (2018)

Co-Organizer, Berkeley Prospective Graduate Visit Weekend (2016)

Invited panelist, “Women in Intellectual Life” (organized by Lyn Hejinian), UC Berkeley (2015)