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Faculty and Staff

Scott Gwara

Title: Professor
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
E-mail: gwaras@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-576-5962
Office: HUO 317
Resources: English Language and Literature
Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
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Education 

PhD in Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, 1993
MA in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge, 1990 (BA 1986)
MA in English, Yale University, 1987
BA in English, Hamilton College summa cum laude, 1984

Areas of Specialization 

    Old and Middle English
    Medieval Manuscripts and Manuscript Culture; Historical Provenance
    Arthurian Literature
    Great Books
    Heroism
    Germanic Literature
    Tolkien Studies
    Shakespeare
    Literature Survey
    Inquiry and Research-Based Learning

Recently Taught Courses 

ENGL 102. Freshman Composition
ENGL 280. Introduction to Language and Literature
SCCC 281A. Proseminar: Introduction to Inquiry in the Humanities
ENGL 282: Fiction: The Modern Bestseller
ENGL 283. Captains and Kings: Representations of Heroism in English literature
ENGL 283. Sex, Love, and Marriage in the British Novel
ENGL 283. Legends of King Arthur
ENGL 283: Legends of the Rings (Lord of the Rings)
ENGL 283: The 21st-Century British Bestseller
ENGL 283: King Arthur in Modern Imagination
ENGL 288. Survey of English Literature
ENGL H288. Honors Survey of English Literature
SCCC 353I. Concepts of Heroism in World Literature
ENGL 380. From Epic to Romance
ENGL 389/LING 301. The English Language
CPLT 390. Great Books of the Western World, Part I
ENGL 399 (IS). Advanced Old English: The Exeter Book
ENGL 405. Shakespeare’s Tragedies
ENGL 406. Shakespeare’s Comedies and Histories
CPLT 415G. Heroic Legends of the North (Early Medieval Germanic Literature)
SCHC 451M. King Arthur in Medieval Britain (Study Abroad)
SCHC 451. “Reading the Medieval Book: The Study of Medieval Manuscripts”
ENGL 460. Advanced Composition
ENGL 419I. Legends of King Arthur: Honors College Proseminar
ENGL 650B (and 796B). Literature and Theory for Language Arts Teachers
ENGL 702 Old English
ENGL 703 Beowulf
ENGL 705 Chaucer
ENGL 708. Survey of Middle English Literature
ENGL 800A. Literary Manuscripts of the Middle Ages
ENGL 896. Reading the Medieval Book

Professional Accolades 

    B. H. Breslauer Foundation, 2017 ($31,000)
    Beinecke Library Visiting Research Fellowship, 2018 ($4,000)
    Internal funding in support of medieval manuscript acquisition, 2015 ($25,000)
    Research Professorship, Dept. of English, USC, Fall 2015 (semester leave)
    Provost’s Grant in the Humanities, USC, 2014 ($14,179)
    Bernard Amtmann Fellowship, Bibliographical Society of Canada, 2014 ($1500)
    Inaugural Breakthrough Leadership in Research Award, USC, 2013 ($10,000)
    B. H. Breslauer Foundation, 2013 ($16,000)
    Folter Fellow in the History of Bibliography, Bibliographical Society of America, 2013 ($2000)
    William H. Helfand Fellowship, The Grolier Club, 2013 ($3000)
    South Carolina Humanities Council, conference funding ($1000)
    B. H. Breslauer Foundation, 2012 ($70,000)
    South Carolina Humanities Council, conference funding ($1500)
    B. H. Breslauer Foundation, 2009 ($57,000)
    Provost’s award for research on medieval manuscripts ($8000)
    Virginia Brown Fellowship in Medieval Latin Paleography, Ohio State, 2009
    B. H. Breslauer Foundation, 2007 ($46,000)
    South Carolina Humanities Council, 2007  ($8000)
    University of South Carolina, Arts Institute, performance of Machaut by the Zephyrus Medieval Quartet” ($3500)
    University of South Carolina Honors College, Hewlett Grant for Inquiry ($3500)
    University of South Carolina, Venture Fund Grant ($5856)
    University of South Carolina, Research and Productive Scholarship Grant ($3110)
    Mellon Fellowship, Yale University and the University of Toronto, 1987-93
    Open Fellowship, University of Toronto, 1989-92
    Marshall Scholarship, University of Cambridge, 1984-86
    Centre for Medieval Studies, Travel Grant in Aid of Research, 1991
    Associates of the University of Toronto Research Fund, 1991
    Dame Bertha Phillpotts Research Grant, University of Cambridge, 1985
    Corpus Christi College Travel Grant in Aid of Research, 1985
    Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission Award for Research, 1985
    Phi Beta Kappa, Hamilton College, 1984
    George A. Watrous Prize in Literary Criticism, Hamilton College, 1984
    Willard Bostwick Marsh Prize Scholarship, Hamilton College, 1984
    Benjamin Walworth Arnold Prize Scholarship, Hamilton College, 1980-82

Selected Publications

BOOKS
    (with Carl M. Garris), A History of the Teaching Collection of Early Manuscripts at the University of South Carolina. Cayce, SC: De Brailes Publishing, 2018.
    Bibliotheca Scheetziana: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts from Western Europe in the Collection of Nicholas B. Scheetz, Washington, DC and Newport, RI., Cayce, SC: De Brailes Publishing, 2014.
    Otto Ege’s Manuscripts: A Study of Ege’s Manuscript Collections, Portfolios, and Retail Trade with a Comprehensive Handlist of Manuscripts Collected or Sold. Cayce, SC: De Brailes Publishing, 2013.
    Heroic Identity in the World of Beowulf. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2008. A Census of Medieval Manuscripts in South Carolina Collections. Columbia, SC: Thomas Cooper Library, 2007.
    Aldhelmi Malmesbiriensis Prosa de virginitate cum glosa latina atque anglosaxonica. Corpus Christianorum Series Latina, two vols. Turnhout: Brepols, 2001.
    (with David Porter), Anglo-Saxon Conversations: The Colloquies of Ælfric Bata. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 1997.
Latin Colloquies from Pre-Conquest Britain. Toronto Medieval Latin Texts 22, Toronto: Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies, 1996.

REFEREED ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
    “Malmesbury Abbey,” “Colloquies,” “Battle of Finnsburh,” in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of British Medieval Literature, ed. Siân Echard et al. (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017).
    (with Eric J. Johnson), “The Butcher’s Bill: Using the Schoenberg Database to Reverse-Engineer Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Books from Constituent Fragments,” Manuscript Studies 1 (2016), 235-62.
    Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the American South, 1798-1868. Cayce, SC: De Brailes Publishing, 2016. Pp. 58.
    “Medieval Manuscripts,” in Albrecht Classen, ed., Handbook of Medieval Culture (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015), 3 vols., vol. 2, pp. 999-1019.
    “Paradigmatic Wisdom and the Native Genre giedd in Old English,” Studi Medievali 53 (2012), 1-69.
    “Anglo-Saxon Schoolbooks,” in The Cambridge History of the Book, vol. 1, ed. R. Gameson (Cambridge, 2012), pp. 507-24.
    “Gloss, Commentary; Bilingualism” and various other entries for The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages, ed. Robert Bjork (Oxford, 2010).
    “The Foreign Beowulf and the ‘Fight at Finnsburg,’” Traditio 63 (2008), 185-233.
    Beowulf 3074-75: Beowulf Appraises His Reward,” Neophilologus 92 (2008), 333-38.
    Forht and Fægen in The Wanderer and Related Literary Contexts of Anglo-Saxon Warrior Wisdom,” Mediaeval Studies 69 (2007), 255-98.
    “Misprision in the Para-Narratives of Iliad 9,” Arethusa 40 (2007), 303-36.
    “A Possible Arthurian Epitome in a Tenth-Century Manuscript from Cornwall,” Arthuriana 17 (2007), 1-7.
    (with Barbara Bolt), “A ‘Double Solution’ for Exeter Book Riddle 51, ‘Pen and Three Fingers,’” Notes and Queries n.s. 54 (2007), 16-19.
    Review essay of Rochelle Altman, Absent Voices: The Story of Writing Systems in the West (New Castle, DE, 2004) in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 100 (2006), 125-34.
    De raris fabulis, ‘On Uncommon Tales’: A Glossed Latin Colloquy-Text from a Tenth-Century Cornish Manuscript, Basic Texts for Brittonic History 4, Cambridge: Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic (University of Cambridge, 2005).  Pp. 33.
    Education in Wales and Cornwall in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries: Understanding De raris fabulis, Kathleen Hughes Memorial Lectures on Mediaeval Welsh History 4, Cambridge: Hughes Hall & Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic (University of Cambridge, 2003, 2004). Pp. 37.
    “Diogenes the Cynic in the Scholastic Dialogues Called De raris fabulis,” American Notes and Queries 17 (2004), 3-6.
    “The Hermeneumata pseudodositheana, Latin Oral Fluency, and the Social Function of the Cambro-Latin Dialogues Called De raris fabulis,” in Grammar and Rhetoric: From Classical Theory to Medieval Practice, ed. Carol Dana Lanham, London: Continuum Books, 2002, pp. 109-38.
    Review essay of M. Gretsch, The Intellectual Foundations of the English Benedictine Reform (Cambridge, 1999) in Studi Medievali 41 (2000), 713-23.
    “The Transmission of the ‘Digby’ Corpus of Bilingual Glosses to Aldhelm’s Prosa de virginitate,” Anglo-Saxon England 27 (1998), 139-68.
    “Second Language Acquisition and Anglo-Saxon Bilingualism: Negative Transfer and Avoidance in Æfric Bata’s Latin Colloquia, ca. 1000 AD,” Viator 29 (1998), 1-24.
    “New Old English Words from Dry-Point Aldhelm Glosses: menniscbær and ellenmod,” American Notes and Queries 11 (1998), 5-7.
    “Canterbury Affiliations of London, British Library MS Royal 7 D.xxiv and Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale MS 1650 (Aldhelm’s Prosa de Virginitate),” Romanobarbarica 14 (1997), 359-74.
    “Glosses to Aldhelm’s Prosa de virginitate and Glossaries from the Anglo-Saxon Golden Age, ca. 670-800,” Studi Medievali 38 (1997), 561-645.
    “Ælfric Bata’s Manuscripts,” Revue d'histoire des textes 27 (1997), 239-55.
    “Newly Identified Eleventh-Century Fragments in a Bagford Album, now London, Brit. Lib. MS Harley 5977,” Manuscripta 38 (1997), 228-36.
    “Further Old English Scratched Glosses and Merographs from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge MS 326 (Aldhelm’s Prosa de Virginitate),” English Studies 78 (1997), 201-36.
    (with John Nelson), “Botanical Taxonomy and Buggery in Browning’s ‘Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister,’” American Notes and Queries 10 (1997), 30-32.
    “A Metaphor in Beowulf 2487a: guðhelm toglad,” Studies in Philology 93 (1996), 333-48.
    “A Record of Anglo-Saxon Pedagogy: Aldhelm’s Epistola ad Heahfridum and its Gloss,” Journal of Medieval Latin 6 (1996), 84-134.
    “Dry-Point Glossing in a Tenth-Century Manuscript of Aldhelm’s Prose Treatise on Virginity,” Traditio 51 (1996), 99-145.
    “His Master’s Voice: Late Latin in the Milan Glosses,” Glotta: Zeitschrift für griechische und lateinische Sprache 73 (1995), 142-48.
    Doubles Entendres in the Ironic Conclusion to Aldhelm’s Epistola ad Heahfridum,” Archivum Latinitatis Medii Aevi 53 (1995), 141-52.
    “An Onomastic Pun in a Tenth-Century Anglo-Latin Poem,” Medium Aevum 63 (1994), 99-101.
    “The Continuance of Aldhelm Studies in Post-Conquest England and Glosses to the Prosa de Virginitate in Hereford, Cath. Lib. MS P.I.17,” Scriptorium 48 (1994), 18-38.
    “Manuscripts of Aldhelm’s Prosa de Virginitate and the Rise of Hermeneutic Literacy in Tenth-Century England,” Studi Medievali 35 (1994), 101-59.
    “Unpublished Old English Inked Glosses from Manuscripts of Aldhelm’s Prosa de Virginitate,” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 95 (1994), 267-71.
    “Three Acrostic Poems by Abbo of Fleury,” Journal of Medieval Latin 2 (1992), 203-31.
    “Satire or ‘Bettellyrik’?  Horatian Reflexes in Hugh of Orléans’ Post Rabiem Rixe,” Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch 27 (1992), 211-27.
    “Three Unpublished Prayers from AM MS 655 4o XXIII,” Mediaeval Studies 53 (1991), 177-96.
    “Old English helm, hamel, healm: Three Lexical Problems in Glosses to Aldhelm’s Prose de Virginitate,” Notes and Queries 235 (1990), 144-52.
    “Aldhelm’s Ps and Qs in the Epistola ad Ehfridum,” Notes and Queries 234 (1989), 290-93.
    “Gluttony, Lust and Penance in the B-Text of Aislinge Meic Conglinne,” Celtica 20 (1988), 53-72.

Recent Presentations

    “A History of the Teaching Collection of Early Manuscripts at the University of South Carolina.” Understanding the Medieval Book, USC, April 2018.
    “Rewarding Deeds with Gifts in Beowulf.” Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, March 2018.
    “The Rare Book Seller Otto F. Ege and American Buyers of Medieval Manuscript Pages.” Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, March 2018.
    “The First Greek Manuscripts in North America.” Meeting of the South Carolina Medievalists, Governor’s School, Hartsville, SC. February, 2017.
    “How ‘Mercersburg Theology’ and Liturgical Renewal in the German Reformed Church Explain the Appearance of a Thirteenth-Century Parisian Missal in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania before the Civil War,” Meeting of the South Carolina Medievalists, USC, February, 2017.
    manuscriptlink: Turning Disjunct Pre-Modern Manuscript Fragments into Virtual Books,” Digitorium: University of Alabama Digital Humanities Conference, UA Tuscaloosa, March 2017.
    “Peddling Wonderment, Selling Privilege: The Market for Medieval Books in Antebellum America,” Research Professor lecture, 17 November 2016, USC.
    “Cracking Ege: Teacher, Colleague, Businessman, Celebrity,” Yale Ege Symposium, 10 November 2016.
    “Rare Books of the Rosenberg: Afterlives of the Medieval Book.” Rosenberg Library, Galveston, TX, October 2016.
    “Unscrambling Ege: Educator, Bibliophile ... Villain?” Symposium on the Book, University of Georgia, October 2016.
    “Selling Medieval Books in America Before 1870.” 51st Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, May 2016.
    “Unnatural Selection: Estimating the Number of Broken Books, their Contents, and Surviving Folios from manuscriptlink Data.” 8th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age, November 2015.
    “The First Medieval Books of Maritime Canada.” 50th Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, May 2015.
    “Southern Belles-Lettres: Using the Schoenberg Database to identify the First Medieval Books in the American South.” 7th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age, November 2014.
    (with Eric J. Johnson), “The Butcher’s Bill: What the Schoenberg Database Can Reveal about the Trade in Medieval and Renaissance Fragments,” 7th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age, November 2014.
    “Manuscript Fragmentology: Restoring a Medieval Library Online, Page by Page.” Cornell University, October 2014, followed by a Round Table on manuscript fragments.
    manuscriptlink: Restoring a Medieval Library One Page at a Time,” Second Annual Symposium on Medieval and renaissance Studies, St. Louis University, June 2014.
    “Medieval Manuscripts in the Andrew Dickson White Collection at Cornell: Pedagogical, Social, and Aesthetic Contexts,” 2013 Manuscripta Conference, St. Louis, October 2013.
    “The Schoenberg Database and the Dark Secrets of the Book Trade,” Forty-Seventh International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2013.
    Medieval Manuscripts in the Strangest Places,” Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, Princeton, March 2013.
    “Medieval Manuscripts in Nineteenth-Century America,” Texts and Contexts, Ohio State University, October 2012.
    “Composite Books of Hours,” Forty-Seventh International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2012
    “Medieval Illuminated Bibles in the New World: Prospecting for God and Gold,” invited address, Winthrop University. April 2012.
    “Addenda and Corrigenda in Altered Prayer Books from American Collections,” MARCO Institute Seminar, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2011.
    “Medieval Manuscripts at America’s Liberal Arts Colleges,” Trinity College, CT, October 2011.
    “Medieval Manuscript Resources in North America: The Case for Experiential Learning” and round table discussion (“Using Medieval Manuscripts in the University Classroom”), 46th Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, MI (2011).
    “Praise and Political Economy in Beowulf,” 46th Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, MI (2011).
    “E-codices, E-fragments, and E-ducation: Teaching the Middle Ages from Manuscript Fragments,” MARCO Institute Seminar, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2010.
    “Otto Ege’s Manuscripts,” Texts and Contexts, Ohio State University (2010).
    “America’s Orphan Manuscripts” (Plenary Address, Texts and Contexts Conference, the Ohio State University, 2009).
    “Intimacies of the Medieval Book” (Southeast Association for Book Arts, Columbia, SC, 2009).
    “Understanding the Bilingual Glosses to Aldhelm’s Prose Treatise on Virginity through Concepts of Second Language Learning” (Medieval Academy of America, 2009).
    “An Ohio Bibliodyssey: 6000 Miles, 20 Collections, 300 Medieval Books” (Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Center for Epigraphical and Paleographical Studies, The Ohio State University, 2009).
    “The Wisdom Context of the Hunferð Episode of Beowulf” (University of Bern, School of English Language and Literature, 2008).
    “Appreciating the Heroic Catastrophe: Why Beowulf's Dragon Fight Resembles The Battle of Maldon and What It Means for Germanic Heroic Literature” (Columbia University Medieval Studies Colloquium, 2008).
    “Pages from the Past: A Legacy of Medieval Books in South Carolina Collections” (opening address, 2007, with three additional lectures in 2008).
    “One Passage from the Alfredian Meters of Boethius Minus Four Cardinal Virtues Equals Two Germanic Vices Illustrated in Six Old English Poems” (Forty-Second Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 2007).
    “Praising and Appraising Heroic Deeds: Kingly Generosity in Beowulf” (University of South Carolina Medieval Studies Colloquium, April 2007).
    “Manuscripts of the Canterbury Recension of Aldhelm’s Prose Treatise on Virginity,” Thirty-Third Annual St Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies, St. Louis, MO (October 2006).
    “Hengest and Beowulf in the ‘gidd’ of Finnesburh,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 2004.
    “Education in Dark Age Wales and Cornwall: Understanding De raris fabulis,” Fourth Kathleen Hughes Memorial Lecture, Cambridge University (2003).
    “An Innovative Summer Course Designed for Pre-Service and In-Service Language Arts Teachers,” 2003 Professional Development Schools National Conference, Orlando (2003).
    “University Arts and Sciences Interaction in the High School Setting: Issues of Instructional Diversity,” Annual Conference of the National Network for Educational Renewal, Denver (2001).
    “Enhancing Partnerships: Finding Common Ground in the Midst of Diversity and Change,” Annual Conference of the National Network for Educational Renewal, Denver (2001).
    “Insular Paleography and the History of Uncial Script,” North and South: Identity, Imagination and Memory in Medieval and Renaissance Culture, Columbia, SC (2001).
    “Bilingual Competence in Pre-Conquest England: Lexical Simplification and Reading Strategies in the Comprehension of Latin,” International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, Notre Dame, IN (1999).
    “Old English Scratched Glosses and Latin Literacy in Pre-Conquest England,” Internationale Fachkonferenz Mittelalterliche volkssprachige Glossen, Bamberg (1999).
    “The Moral Instruction of Boys in the Tenth-Century Anglo-Saxon Monastery,” Medieval Academy of America (1998).
    “Glosses to Aldhelm’s Prose De virginitate and Glossaries from the Anglo-Saxon Golden Age, ca. 670-800,” International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (1997).
    “Aspects of Medieval Pedagogy: Second Language Acquisition and Competence in Latin Among Speakers of Old English,” Thirty-Second International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (1997).
    “Middle English in Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts,” SAMLA (1996).
    “Old English Substrate in Æfric Bata’s Tenth-Century Latin Idiom,” SAMLA (1995).
    “Genre in Old English and the Latin Context of OE giedd,” Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association, Charleston, SC (1995).
    “The Origin and Transmission of Glosses to Aldhelm of Malmesbury’s Epistola ad Ehfridum,” Twenty-First St. Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies, St. Louis (1994).
    “The Origin and Transmission of the Old English and Latin Glosses to Aldhelm of Malmesbury’s Prosa de Virginitate,” Medieval Academy of America, Knoxville (1994).
    “The Rise of Aldhelm Studies in Late Anglo-Saxon England and Manuscripts of the Prosa de Virginitate,” Medieval Association of the Pacific, Seattle (1994).
    “Latin Literacy in Tenth-Century England: Contemporary Glosses to ‘Curriculum’ Texts as Evidence of Reading Comprehension and (Mis)interpretation,” Twenty-Eighth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (1993).

Unrefereed Notes, Reviews and Short Pieces

    Review of Jane H. M. Taylor, Rewriting Arthurian Romance in Renaissance France: From Manuscript to Printed Book (Cambridge, UK: D. S. Brewer, 2014), Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 112 (2018), 108-11.
    “Scott Gwara’s Review of Manuscript Sales: Fall and Winter 2017,” Manuscripts on My Mind: News from the Vatican Film Library, no. 23 (January 2018), 3-5.
    Review of Leonard Neidorf. The Transmission of Beowulf: Language, Culture, and Scribal Behavior (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2017), Anglia 135 (2017), 1-6.
    “Scott Gwara’s Review of Manuscript Sales: Summer 2017,” Manuscripts on My Mind: News from the Vatican Film Library, no. 22 (September 2017), 5-8.
    “Is this a Pricking Wheel?” Manuscripts on My Mind: News from the Vatican Film Library, no. 21 (May 2017), 8.
    “Scott Gwara’s Review of Manuscript Sales: Winter 2016,” Manuscripts on My Mind: News from the Vatican Film Library, no. 20 (January 2017), 6-9.
    “Scott Gwara’s Review of Manuscript Sales: Summer 2016,” Manuscripts on My Mind: News from the Vatican Film Library, no. 19 (September 2016), 4-8.
    “Scott Gwara’s Review of Manuscript Sales: Fall and Winter 2015,” Manuscripts on My Mind: News from the Vatican Film Library, no. 17 (January 2016), 5-9.
    “Death and the Maiden in a Medieval Book at the Watkinson Library.” “I Found it at the Watkinson Library” blogpost, 9/24/2015 (http://commons.trincoll.edu/rring/).
    “Scott Gwara’s Review of Auction Sales for the Summer Months of 2015.” Manuscripts on My Mind: News from the Vatican Film Library, no. 16 (September 2015), 5-9.
    “Scott Gwara’s Review of Manuscript Sales, Fall 2014.” Manuscripts on My Mind: News from the Vatican Film Library, no. 15 (May 2015), 3-4.
    “Scott Gwara’s Auction Round-Up: Summer 2014.” Manuscripts on My Mind: News from the Vatican Film Library, no. 13 (September 2014), 9-12.
    “New World Imagery in Old World Manuscripts.” Manuscripts on My Mind: News from the Vatican Film Library, no. 13 (September 2014), 15.
    “Otto Ege in Hawaii,” Manuscripts on My Mind: News from the Vatican Film Library 12 (May 2014), 8-9.
    “Scott Gwara’s Review of Manuscript Sales: Fall/Winter Auction Round-Up with a Reflection on Deaccessioned and Dismembered Manuscripts,” Manuscripts on My Mind: News from the Vatican Film Library, no. 11 (January 2014), 6-9.
    Review of James H. Marrow et al., The Medieval Book: Glosses from Friends & Colleagues of Christopher de Hamel (Houten, 2011), Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 108 (2014), 365-69.
    Review of Keith Busby and Roger Dalrymple, Arthurian Literature XXII and XXII (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2006-7), in Studi Medievali 55 (2014).
    Review of Peter Baker, Honour, Exchange and Violence in Beowulf (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2013), in The Medieval Review (13 December 2013, online).
    Untitled discovery of manuscript fragment and provenance, Manuscripts on My Mind: News from the Vatican Film Library, no. 10 (September 2013), 2.
    “Scott Gwara’s Review of Manuscript Sales: Summer Auction Round-Up,” Manuscripts on My Mind: News from the Vatican Film Library, no. 10 (September 2013), 6-10.
    Review of McWilliams, Stuart, ed. Saints and Scholars: New Perspectives on Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture in Honour of Hugh Magennis (Cambridge, 2012), in The Medieval Review (4 March 2013, online).
    Translation into Middle English of script for “Sleepy Hollow” television series, episode 104 (2012).
    The Sistine Chapel Scriptorium and the Certosa di San Lorenzo (Salerno, Italy): A Newly Identified Manuscript Fragment with Miniatures and Borders by Vincent Raymond (Cayce, SC: De Brailes Publishing, 2012). 16 pp.
    “Scott Gwara’s Review of Manuscript Sales,” Manuscripts on My Mind: News from the Vatican Film Library, no. 7 (September 2012), 9-13.
    “Medieval Manuscripts in South Carolina,” Manuscripts on My Mind: News from the Vatican Film Library, no. 6 (May 2012), 8-9.
    “Scott Gwara’s Review of Manuscript Sales,” Manuscripts on My Mind: News from the Vatican Film Library, no. 5 (January 2012), 3-5.
    “Two Medieval Manuscripts in Newport, Rhode Island,” Manuscripts 64 (2012), 5-13.
    Review of Richard Marsden, The Old English Heptateuch and Ælfric’s Libellus de Veteri Testamento et Novo. Vol 1. EETS 330 (Oxford, 2008), Studi Medievali 53 (2012), 911-15.
    Review of David B. George and John R. Fortin, OSB, The Boethian Commentaries of Clarembald of Arras (Notre Dame, IN: U of Notre Dame P, 2002), Studi Medievali.
    Review of George Hardin Brown and Linda Ersham Voigts, The Study of Medieval Manuscripts of England: Festschrift in Honor of Richard W. Pfaff (Tempe, AZ: ACMRS, 2010), Mediaevistik 25 (2012), 185-87.
    Review of Tom Licence, Hermits and Recluses in English Society, 950-1200 (Oxford: Clarendon, 2011), Mediaevistik 25 (2012), 290-93.
    Review of Alexandra Gillespie and Daniel Wakelin, The Production of Books in England 1350-1500 (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011), Mediaevistik 25 (2012), 543-46.
    Review of Siân Echard, ed., The Arthur of Medieval Latin Literature (Cardiff: U of Wales P, 2011), Mediaevistik 25 (2012), 199-202.
    Review of Shannon Gayk, Image, Text, and Religious Reform in Fifteenth-Century England (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010), Mediaevistik 25 (2012), 470-72.
    Review of Hugh Magennis, Translating Beowulf: Modern Versions in English Verse (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2011), Speculum 87 (2012), 903-5.
    Review of John Haines, Satire in the Songs of Renart le Nouvel (Geneva: Droz, 2010), Studi Medievali 53 (2012), 405-8.
    Review of Fiona Somerset, Four Wycliffite Dialogues, EETS 333 (Oxford UP, 2009), Studi Medievali.
    Review of Christopher de Hamel, Gilding the Lilly: A Hundred Medieval and Illuminated Manuscripts in the Lilly Library (Bloomington, IN, 2010), Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 106 (2012), 272-6.
    Review of Lotte Hellinga, Printing in England in the Fifteenth Century: E. Gordon Duff's Bibliography, with Supplementary Descriptions, Chronologies and a Census of Copies (London, 2009), in Papers of the Bibliographical Society 105 (2011), 99-102.
    “Scott Gwara’s Review of Manuscript Sales,” Manuscripts on My Mind: News from the Vatican Film Library, no. 4 (August 2011), 3-4.
    “Encountering Trinity’s Medieval Books,” in “I Found it at the Watkinson,” 22 March 2011: http://commons.trincoll.edu/rring/2011/03/22/encountering-trinitys-medieval-books/
    
Review of Siân Echard, Printing the Middle Ages (Philadelphia, PA, 2008), in Papers of the Bibliographical Society 104 (2010), 383-86.
    Review of Piero Boitani and Jill Mann, The Cambridge Companion to Chaucer (Cambridge, 2003), in Studi Medievali 51 (2010), 463-68.
    Review of Marion Turner, Chaucerian Conflict: Languages of Antagonism in Late Fourteenth-Century London (Oxford, 2007), in Studi Medievali 51 (2010), 461-63.
    Review of Malcolm Andrew and Ronald Waldron, The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Exeter, 2007), in Studi Medievali 51 (2010), 479-80.
    Review of Richard North, The Origins of Beowulf: From Vergil to Wiglaf (Oxford, 2006), in Studi Medievali 50 (2009), 880-84.
    Review of Richard Gameson, The Earliest Books of Canterbury Cathedral: Manuscripts and Fragments to c. 1200 (London, 2008), in Papers of the Bibliographical Society 103 (2009), 248-51.
    Review of Karin Littau, Theories of Reading: Books, Bodies, and Bibliomania (Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2006) in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 102 (2008), 272.
    Review of Paolo Gatti, Un glossario bernense (Bern, Burgerbibliothek, A. 91 [18]): Edizione e commento, Trento: Dipartimento di Scienze Filologiche e Storiche, 2001 in Speculum 78 (2003), 1291-2.
    Review of Duo Glossaria: Anonymi Montepessulanensis Dictionarius (Le Glossaire Latin-Français du Ms. Montpellier H236.  Ed. Anne Grondeux; Glossarium Gallico-Latinum (Le Glossaire Français-Latin du Ms. Paris lat. 7684.  Ed. Brian Merrilees and Jacques Monfrin. Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Medievalis, series in quarto II.  Lexica Latina Medii Aevi 2. Ed. Brian Merrilees and Jacques Monfrin. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 1998.  Pp. 1-271 in Speculum 78 (2003), 507-9.
    Review of Peter Stotz, Handbuch zur lateinischen Sprache des Mittelalters, Munich: C. Beck, 2000, in Speculum 78 (2003), 267-70.
    Review of R. B. C. Huygens, Ars edendi: A Practical Introduction to Editing Medieval Latin Texts, Turnhout: Brepols, 2000, in Speculum 78 (2003), 531-3.
    “News Fit to Print,” Aspects 23 (2002), 31-3.
    Review of David Howlett, Cambro-Latin Compositions: Their Competence and Craftsmanship, Dublin, 1998, in Speculum 76 (2001), 472-4.
    Review of H. Gneuss, Books and Libraries in Early England (Aldershot, 1996) in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 93 (1999), 279-281.
    Review of M. Richter, Die altenglischen Glossen zu Aldhelms De laudibus virginitatis in der Handschrift BL, Royal 6 B.vii (Munich, 1996) in Speculum 74 (1999), 820-22.
    Review of Andy Orchard, The Poetic Art of Aldhelm (Cambridge, 1994) in Speculum 73 (1998), 877-79.
    Review of L. Crinelli and A. Fantoni, Treasures from Italy’s Great Libraries (New York,1997) in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 92 (1998), 349-51.
    Review of Andy Orchard, The Poetic Art of Aldhelm (Cambridge, 1994) in Notes and Queries 242 (1997), 244.
    Review of Burt Kimmelman, The Poetics of Authorship in the Later Middle Ages, Studies in the Humanities 21 (New York, 1996) in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 91 (1997), 429-30.
    Review of D. Scragg & P. Szarmach, Editing Old English Texts (Woodbridge, 1994) in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 89 (1995), 351-53.
    Review of Nigel Ramsey, Margaret Sparks and Tim Tatton-Brown, edd., St. Dunstan: His Life, Times and Cult, (Woodbridge, 1992) in Journal of Medieval Latin 4 (1994), 209-13.
    Review of Brita Larsson, Johannes Magnus’ Latin Letters: A Critical Edition with Introduction and Commentary, Studia Graeca et Latina Lundensia 3 (Lund, 1992) in Scandinavian Studies 35 (1993), 583-85.
    Review of Theodore M. Andersson and William Ian Miller, Law and Literature in Medieval Iceland: Ljósvetninga saga and Valla-Ljóts saga (Stanford, 1989) in Scintilla 7 (1990), 52-4.

Significant University and Professional Service

    Organizer and host, “Understanding the Medieval Book,” annual seminar on medieval manuscripts hosted by University Libraries.
    Committee member, Teaching Committee, Dept of English, USC, 2006-.
    Committee member, University Committee on Tenure and Promotion, 2017.
    Committee member, Committee for Research Professor and Morrison Fellow, Dept. of English, USC, 2015, 2017.
    USC committee on Breakthrough Leadership in Research and Governor’s Awards in Research, 2015-2017.
    Member, Ex Libris Society (USC library donors), 2008-.
    Interview Panelist, US Academic Decathlon, National Competition, Honolulu, HI, 2014.
    Chair, Departmental Committee on Tenure and Promotion, 2012-14.
    Committee member, Marshall Scholarship, Regional Selection Committee, 2009-2012.
    Session Chair and Moderator, "Ambiguity in Old English Poetry," SAMLA.
    Co-chair, Southeast Association for Book Arts, biennial conference.
    Co-Founder, Southeast Association for Book Arts, Columbia, SC.
    Session Chair, Old English and Anglo-Norman, The Citadel Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Literature.
    Session Chair, Canterbury Tales, 19th Annual Meeting of SEMA.
    Session Organizer and Chair, Medieval Education, 21st Annual Meeting of SEMA.
    Session Organizer and Chair, Intersections of Old and Middle English, SAMLA.
    Chair, Nominating Committee, Old English Section, SAMLA.
    ΦBK Steering Committee, USC.
    Founder, USC Studio for Book Arts and Printing History.
    USC, South Carolina Honors College, Discovery Summer Camp.
    Founder, University of South Carolina Medieval Studies Colloquium.
    Founder, Southeast Association for Book Arts.
    University Athletics Committee.
    University Committee on Fellowships and Summer Programs.
    Director, Master of Arts in Teaching Program, Dept of English.
    Departmental Graduate Committee.
    Chair, MA and PhD Comprehensive Examinations.
    Committee Member, Undergraduate Committee, Dept. of English.
    Committee Member, Job Placement Committee, Dept. of English.
    Faculty Advisor and Founder, University Chess Club.
    Committee member, USC Libraries Research Award.