W. Tanner Smoot

William Tanner Smoot

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Research Interests:
Early and High Medieval England, Monasticism, Religious History and Culture, Historical Memory.

  • MA, Marshall University, 2017
    BBA, Marshall University, 2013

  • Publications:

    "Sacred Memory and Monastic Friendship in Eadmer of Canterbury's Vita S. Oswaldi," Revue Bénédictine, 130.2 (2020): 354-388.

    "History in Liturgy: Negotiating Merit in Ely's Virgin Mothers," Journal of Medieval History (Forthcoming).

    (with Scott G. Bruce), "The Social Life of an Eleventh-Century Shrine in the Miracula Maioli (BHL 5186)," Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies (Forthcoming).


    “The Anatomy of an Eleventh-Century Shrine in the Miracula Maioli (BHL 5186),” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 10-15 May 2021.

    “The Siege of Antioch Project,” Gallery Project at Mapping (In)Justice Symposium, Fordham University, NY, 5 November 2019.

    “The Confines of the Flesh: The Spiritual Foundation of Personal Liberty in Early Anglo-Saxon Monasticism,” Fifty-Sixth Annual Midwest Medieval History Conference, Kalamazoo, MI, 29-30 September 2017.

    “Transcending Fate: The Literary Contexts of St. Guthlac of Crowland,” Medieval – Renaissance Conference XXXI, Wise, VA, 21-23 September 2017.

    “In the Company of Angels: Perceptions of Personal Authority and Sovereignty in Early Anglo-Saxon Hagiography,” Fourteenth Annual Queen City Colloquium, Cincinnati, OH, 7 April 2017.

  • Teaching Fellowship, Fordham University, (2020–)

    Editorial Assistant, Traditio: Studies in Ancient and Medieval History, Thought, and Religion (2021–2022).