Paul Battles

Paul Battles is Professor of English at Hanover College. His research focuses on the intersection between orality, tradition, and intertextuality. He has written extensively on Old English traditional themes, with essays on the subject appearing in Studies in Philology, Modern Philology, and Anglo-Saxon England. His forthcoming essay “Old Saxon-Old English Intertextuality and the ‘Traveler Recognizes His Goal’ Theme in The Heliand” examines another theme rooted in Germanic poetic tradition.

Articles by Paul Battles

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