I have specialties in the literature and language of both the Old and Middle English periods. My research program centers on the concept and uses of tradition.
education and training
- Ph.D. in English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States) 2003
- M.A. in English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States) 1996
- B.A. in University Scholar, Baylor University - (Waco, Texas, United States) 1994
- Mize, B. (2021). The Game Crooks: Law, Justice, and the Devils of the Towneley Judgment Play. The Journal of English and Germanic Philology. 120(2), 177-208.
- Mize, B. (2016). Did Deliberate Lexical Blending Occur in Old English?. Peritia. 27, 99-120.
- Mize, B. A. (2015). Review of Lenz, Karmen. Rd and Frofer: Christian Poetics in the Old English "Froferboc" Meters. Costerus New Series. Medieval Review.
- Mize, B. A. (2015). Review of Michael D. C. Drout, Tradition and Influence in Anglo-Saxon Literature: A n Evolutionary, Cognitivist Approach. Medium Aevum. 84(1), 147-148.
- Mize, B. A. (2012). English Studies Volume Contents and Author Index, Volume 93, Nos 18, 2012. English Studies. 93(8), 999-1004.
- Mize, B. (2021). 10. The Practice of Adapting Beowulf for Younger Readers: A Conversation with Rebecca Barnhouse and James Rumford. Beowulf as Childrens Literature. 265-278. University of Toronto Press.
- Mize, B. (2021). Introduction: Beowulf in and near Childrens Literature. Beowulf as Childrens Literature. 1-19. University of Toronto Press.
- Mize, B. (2021). 7. Beowulf, Bei'aowufu, and the Social Hero. Gilchrist, B., & Mize, B. (Eds.), 192-219. University of Toronto Press.
- Mize, B. (2020). Enigmatic knowing and the Vercelli Book. Riddles at work in the early medieval tradition. Manchester University Press.
- Mize, B. (2020). Rebecca Stephenson and Emily V. Thornbury, eds., Latinity and Identity in Anglo-Saxon Literature. (Toronto Anglo-Saxon Series.) Toronto, Buffalo, and London: University of Toronto Press, 2016. Pp. 253. $65. ISBN: 978-1-4426-3758-0.Table of contents available online at http://www.utppublishing.com/Latinity-and-Identity-in-Anglo-Saxon-Literature.html. Speculum: a journal of Medieval studies. 95(1), 303-304.
- Mize, B. (2014). Review of David Matthews, ed., In Strange Countries: Middle English Literature and Its Afterlife. Essays in Memory of J. J. Anderson. (Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture.) Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011. Pp. xii, 170; 4 black-and-white figures. $80. ISBN: 978-0-7190-8450-8. Speculum: a journal of Medieval studies. 89(3), 801-802.
- Mize, B. (2012). Review of Tiffany Beechy, The Poetics of Old English. English Studies: a journal of English language and literature. 93(8), 988-990.
- Mize, B. (2011). Review of SAMANTHA ZACHER AND ANDY ORCHARD (eds). New Readings in the Vercelli Book. The Review of English Studies: the leading journal of English literature and language. 62(254), 300-302.
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chaired theses and dissertations
- Davis, Matthew Evan (2013-12). The Apostelesse's Social Network: The Meaning of Mary Magdalene in Fifteenth-Century East Anglia. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Peterson, Noah (2011-05). An Examination of the Family in "The Tale of Sir Gareth". (Master's Thesis)
Texas A&M University; English; 4227 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4227