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William Tanner Smoot

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

Education:
MA, Marshall University, 2017
BBA, Marshall University, 2013

Publications:
“Sacred Memory and the Formation of Monastic Identity and Friendship in Eadmer of Canterbury’s Vita S. Oswaldi,” Revue Bénédictine, vol. 130, issue 2 (2020). (Forthcoming)
“Fortress of the Free Mind: The Contemplative Nature of Personal Liberty in Early Anglo-Saxon Monasticism,” Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies, vol. 14.1 (2017): 36-65.

Presentations:
“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.