Todd Preston

Todd Preston


B.A. The State University of New York at Geneseo
M.A. The State University of New York at Albany
Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University

Contact Information:

(570) 321-4290
Campus Post Office Box 3

English: Associate Professor

Special Interest: Old English language and literature; Medieval Studies

Todd Preston specializes in the language and literature of Anglo-Saxon England (c. 500-1066), but also teaches the high and late Middle Ages (c. 1066-1500). His current research interests focus on the intersections between early medieval British literature and the environment.

Preston regularly engages his students in the study of the Middle Ages both in the classroom and through extra-curricular experiences. He was the recipient of the 2009 Junior Faculty Teaching Award at Lycoming College.

His publications include:

King Alfred’s Book of Laws: A Study of the Domboc and Its Influence on English Identity, with a Complete Translation. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2012.

“A Possible New Solution to Exeter Book Riddle 77.” Viator 42.1 (2011): 25-34.

“Anglo-Saxon and Celtic Kingdoms,” “Anglo-Saxon Migration,” “Christian Literature: 300-1000AD,” and “European Secular Literature: 300-1000.” ABC-CLIO World History Encyclopedia. Eds. Alfred J. Andrea and Carolyn Neel. 21 vols. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011.

“Let’s Put the Yule Back in ‘Yuletide.’” Christmas and Philosophy. Ed. Scott Lowe. Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. 36-46. Print.

“A Place among the Leaves: The Manuscript Contexts of Chaucer’s Parliament of Fowls.” Comitatus 38 (2007): 69-86. Print.

Moby-Dick, the Visual Arts, and John Singleton Copley’s Watson and the Shark.Melville Society Extracts 129 (2005): 1-7. Print.

“An Unpublished Letter of Sir Walter Scott.” Notes and Queries 245.3 (2000): 299-301. Print.