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Heide Estes, PhD


Graduate Faculty

PhD, New York University

BA, University of Pennsylvania

Office: Wilson Annex, Room 508

Phone: 732-571-7547


Spring 2016 Office Hours:
Tuesday, 3 - 4 p.m. and Thursday, 3 - 5 p.m.

Spring 2016 Courses:

EN 442 - Language and Linguistics

EN 563 - Linguistics

Regularly Taught Courses:

EN 211 - Environment and Pre-Modern Literature

EN 307 - Middle English Literature

EN 405 - Chaucer

EN 443 - History of the English Language

EN 509 - Middle English Literature

EN 563 - Linguistics

PR 448 - Ecocriticism and Medieval England

Research Interests:

Old and Middle English language, literature and culture, with interest in gender theory and ecocriticism.

Selected Works:


Edited Volume:

Old English Across the Curriculum: Contexts and Pedagogies. Ed. Hal Momma and Heide Estes. Special issue of Studies in medieval and Renaissance Teaching. Fall 2016.

Scholarly Articles:

“Teaching Old English in History of the English Language.” In Old English Across the Curriculum: Contexts and Pedagogies, ed. Haruko Momma and Heide Estes (Special Issue of Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching). Fall 2016.

 Beowulf and the Sea: An Ecofeminist Reading.” The Maritime World of the Anglo-Saxons, ed. Bill Schipper, Stacy Klein, and Shannon Lewis-Simpson (Essays in Anglo-Saxon Studies 5). Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2015: 209-216.

“Constructing the Old English Solomon and Saturn Dialogues.” English Studies 95.5 (July 2014): 483-499.

  “Blogging and Academic Identity.” Literature Compass: E-medieval: Teaching, Research, and the Net 9.12 (December 2012): 974-982.

 “Anglo-Saxon Biblical Lore: An Edition.” English Studies 93:6 (October 2012): 623-651.

*Estes, Heide and Erin A. Carroll, ed. “Research in Progress.” Old English Newsletter 43.4 (2012).

 "Raising Cain in Genesis and Beowulf: Challenges to Generic Boundaries in Anglo-Saxon Biblical Literature.” Heroic Age 13 (August 2010), unpaginated.

“Wonders and Wisdom: Anglo-Saxons and the East.” English Studies 91.4 (June 2010): 360 – 373.

 *Estes, Heide and Sara van Ness, ed. “Research in Progress.” Old English Newsletter 42.4 (2009-10).

 *Estes, Heide and Sara van Ness, ed. “Research in Progress.” Old English Newsletter 41.4 (2008).

“A Note on Solomon and Saturn I, lines 107b – 108a.” Notes and Queries 55: 3 (September 2008): 260 – 262.

“Abraham and the Northmen in Genesis A: Alfredian Translations and Ninth-Century Politics.” Medievalia et Humanistica 32 (2007): 1 – 13.

“Colonization and Conversion in Cynewulf’s Elene.” Conversion and Colonization in Anglo-Saxon England. Ed. Catherine Karkov and Nicholas Howe. Essays in Anglo-Saxon Studies 2. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2006. 133 – 151

“Feasting with Holofernes: Digesting Judith in Anglo-Saxon England.” Exemplaria 15.2 (Fall 2003): 325 – 350.

“Bertilak Reads Brut: History and the Complications of Sexuality in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” Essays in Medieval Studies 17 (2001): 65 – 79.


Peer-Reviewed Article

"Reading Ælfric in the Twelfth Century: Anti-Judaic Doctrine Becomes Anti-Judaic Rhetoric ." Imagining the Jew in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture, ed. Samantha Zacher. University of Toronto Press.


Old English Literary Landscapes: Ecotheory and the Anglo-Saxon Environmental Imagination. Amsterdam University Press.

Edited Volume

Medieval Ecocriticisms: Animals, Landscapes, Objects, and the Nature of the Human. Amsterdam University Press.

Additional Information:

Graduate Studies Committee member
Institute for Global Understanding member
Sustainability Advisory Council member (Academic Programs and Research Committee)
Gender Studies Committee member
Co-Chair, Writing Committee