Positions

Overview

  • A native of northern Missouri, Jill Hamilton Clements works primarily on Old English language and literature, with research interests in medieval views of death and dying, practices of commemoration, and early medieval law. Her current book project, Writing the Dead in Anglo-Saxon England, examines the interplay of dead bodies and texts in Anglo-Saxon commemorative genres and in religious and heroic poetry. Her recent work has been published in Gesta and in Anglo-Saxon England, and she has chapters forthcoming in the Routledge History of Death in Medieval Europe and the Brill collection on Dealing with the Dead: Mortality and Community in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. (You can find more information about Dr. Clements’ ongoing work on Academia.edu.)

    Clements has taught a range of literature and language courses, including the history of the English language and topics courses on quests in medieval literature and monstrosity from Beowulf to Frankenstein. Drawing on her background in art history and material culture, she is particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches to medieval texts and written artifacts. Students in her literature courses have opportunities to consider issues of language and interpretation alongside visual sources such as maps, stone inscriptions, archaeological finds, and manuscript illuminations.
  • Selected Publications

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Writing and commemoration in Anglo-Saxon England.  9-39. 2016

    Research Overview

  • Old and Middle English, Old Norse-Icelandic, death and material culture, memory studies, medieval law, medieval women’s studies
  • Teaching Activities

  • EH213 - Ideas in Literature (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • EH213 - Ideas in Literature (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • EH453 - Hist of the English Lang (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • EH553 - Adv Hist of the Engl Lang (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • EH221 - Brit and Ish Lit I Before 1800 (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EH221 - Brit and Ish Lit I Before 1800 (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EH469 - Medieval Culture: Lit and Soc (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EH569 - Medieval Culture: Lit and Soc (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EH699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EH453 - Hist of the English Lang (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EH471 - Beowulf in Context (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EH553 - Adv Hist of the Engl Lang (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EH571 - Beowulf in Context (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EH699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EH221 - Brit and Ish Lit I Before 1800 (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EH221 - Brit and Ish Lit I Before 1800 (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EH472 - Introduction to Old English (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EH526 - Pre-1800 Sp Tp (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EH329 - Literature of the Vikings (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EH453 - Hist of the English Lang (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EH553 - Adv Hist of the Engl Lang (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EH221 - Brit and Ish Lit I Before 1800 (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EH221 - Brit and Ish Lit I Before 1800 (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EH426 - Pre-1800 Sp Tp (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EH453 - Hist of the English Lang (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EH469 - Medieval Culture: Lit and Soc (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EH553 - Adv Hist of the Engl Lang (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EH569 - Medieval Culture: Lit and Soc (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in English Language and Literature, University of Illinois System : Urbana-Champaign 2014
  • Master of Arts in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Western Michigan University 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, Truman State University 2005
  • Full Name

  • Jill Clements