Jeremy Scott Ecke, PhD
Rank: Assistant Professor
Office: 501-S Stabler Hall
Office Phone: 569.8320
PhD, English with Linguistic Emphasis, University of California at Berkeley, 2009
BA, Highest Honors, University of California at Davis, 2000
Teaching and Research Positions
- Assistant Professor of English, Belmont University, 2010-2012
- Holloway Postdoctoral Fellow in Poetry and Poetics, UC Berkeley, 2009-2010
Areas of Focus
Literary Linguistics, The History and Structure of English, Poetics, and Medieval Literature
- “Translating the Feminine in Anglo-Saxon Literature,” Liberating Voices: Negotiating the
Challenges of Representing the Other. Belmont Humanities Symposium, September 2011.
- “Sound, Play, and Poetics in the History of English,” Creativity and Invention in Teaching,
5th Annual Teaching Center Symposium. Belmont University, August 2011.
- “The Development of Form & Genre in 15th & 16th Century Alliterative Verse,” International
Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 2011.
- “Voice and Performance in Anglo-Saxon Poetry,” Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, Voice, Gesture,
Memory, and Performance in Medieval Texts, Culture, and Art. April 2011.
- “The Metrical Imagination,” The Marco Manuscript Workshop. Department of English,
University of Tennessee, February 2011.
- “The Riddle of Reading Runes & Intertextuality in the Franks Casket,” God is in the Details:
A Reflection on Methodology in the Humanities. Università degli Studi di Milano,
- Dr Ecke is currently revising his recent presentations on runic interpretation, alliterative style, and the transmission of the feminine in Anglo-Saxon literature for publication. He is also working on a metrical treatise and an anthology of alliterative verse that will trace the formal and cultural lineage of the alliterative tradition from Old to Modern English, with particular attention to historical, national, and dialectical innovations.