Renée R. Trilling

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Ph.D., University of Notre Dame; M.A., University of Notre Dame; B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison


Undergraduate courses include Old English language and literature, Chaucer, medieval women writers, historiography, modern medievalisms and film, and critical theory. Recent graduate seminars have focused on history, literature, and state formation in early medieval England; on Beowulf, the poem and its critical contexts; on forms of alterity in the Middle Ages; and on the poems of the Junius Manuscript.

Research Interests

Old and Middle English literature; theories of historiography and nationalism; linguistics and philology; new materialisms and body studies

Office Address

337 English Building

Office Phone

217 244 5655

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Research Output

A Feminist Renaissance in Early Medieval English Studies

Trilling, R. R. (ed.), Norris, R. (ed.) & Stephenson, R. (ed.), Feb 2020, In : English Studies. 101, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Introduction: A Feminist Renaissance in Early Medieval English Studies

Norris, R., Trilling, R. R. & Stephenson, R., Feb 2020, In : English Studies. 101, 1, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

From Metaphors to Metaphysics: Exploring Anglo-Saxon Materialisms

Trilling, R. R., Sep 2019, In : Exemplaria. 31, 3, p. 235-44

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

"Health and Healing in the Anglo-Saxon World."

Trilling, R. R., 2018, In : Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History. 13, p. 41-69

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Old English Literature and Critical Theory

Trilling, R., 2016, Oxford Bibliographies in Medieval Studies. Szarmach, P. E. (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Activities

    • 15 Invited talk
    • 6 Oral presentation
    • 4 Editorial activity

    Conceptions of Embodied Subjectivity in Monastic Miscellanies

    Renee Trilling (Speaker)

    Jan 2013

    Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

    Rules to Live By: Molding the Monastic Body

    Renee Trilling (Speaker)

    Jul 2012

    Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

    The Aesthetics of Nostalgia

    Renee Trilling (Invited speaker)

    Sep 2010

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Where Soul Meets Body: Materiality and Eschatology in Anglo-Saxon England

    Renee Trilling (Invited speaker)

    Sep 2013

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Scientia Naturae: Anglo-Saxon Cosmology and the Natural World

    Renee Trilling (Speaker)

    Apr 2016

    Activity: Talk typesOral presentation