GES Bio: Brett Roscoe

Brett holds a B.A. Old Testament Studies from Providence College, a B.A. (Hons.) English from the University of Manitoba, and an M.A. English from the University of Western Ontario. His M.A. thesis is titled "The Public Voice in the Private Sphere: The Chorus in Renaissance Closet Drama" (2008).

Year in Program: 4th, PhD

Dissertation Title: Sagacious Liminality: The Boundaries of Wisdom in Old Norse-Icelandic and Old English Literature (tentative title)

Field of Research/Research Interests: Old Norse-Icelandic and Old English literature, Middle English romance, fantasy, cognitive approaches to literature

Current Teaching Position: ENGL 100C Tutorial Leader


"Reading the Diptych: The Awntyrs off Arthure, Medium, and Memory." Canadian Society of Medievalists. 2010.

"Calvinist Poetics: Fulke Greville's Chorus and Reader Education." Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English. 2009.

"Giving Voice to the Other: The Green Knight and Prophetic Utterance." Apocalypse: Colloquium of the York English Graduate Students' Association. 2008.

Welcome Week!

The Welcome Week 2013 Schedule for new and returning grad students is now online.

Incoming Grad Student FAQ

For those new to the Queen's University English Department grad program and to the city of Kingston. A list of Frequently Asked Questions about the grad program and finding your way around Kingston.