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Associate Professor of English
Full time

Dr. Dendle

Dr. Dendle teaches English at Penn State Mont Alto including Old and Middle English language and literature; folklore and culture; 20th and 21st century representations of the Middle Ages; and the monstrous in film, folklore, and society. He studies religious, folkloric, and literary representations of the demonic, as a lens through which societal ideals and anxieties can be viewed. Although his primary work is on the Early Middle Ages (Anglo-Saxon England), he also has published on zombie movies, cryptozoology, and other culturally important texts from the contemporary world.


Most Recent Publications

Dendle, Peter. Forthcoming. The Old English /Life of Malchus/ and Two Vernacular Tales from the/ Vitas Patrum/ in MS Cotton Otho C.i: A Translation. English Studies.

Dendle, Peter. 2009. Monsters, Creatures, and Pets at Hogwarts: Animal Stewardship in the World of Harry Potter. Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter. 2nd ed. Edited by Elizabeth E. Heilman. New York and London: Routledge.

Raiswell, Richard, and Peter Dendle. 2008. Demon Possession in Anglo-Saxon and Early Modern England: Continuity and Evolution in Social Context. Journal of British Studies 47:738-67.

Dendle, Peter, and Alain Touwaide (Smithsonian Institution), eds. 2008. Health and Healing from the Medieval Garden. Woodbridge, England: The Boydell Press.

Dendle, Peter. 2008. The Age of Faith: Everyone in the Middle Ages Believed in God and The Middle Ages Were a Superstitious Time. Misconceptions About the Middle Ages. Edited by Stephen J. Harris, and Bryon L. Grigsby. New York and London: Routledge.

Education

Ph.D. in English, University of Toronto, 1998

M.A. in Philosophy, University of Kentucky, 1993

M.A. in English, Yale University, 1991

B.A. in English and Philosophy, University of Kentucky, 1990

Contact

E-mail: pjd11@psu.edu
Phone: 717-749-6167
Fax: 717-749-4125
Office: 211 General Studies Building