Hilary Elizabeth Fox

Hilary Elizabeth Fox

Associate Professor


5057 Woodward Ave. #10410.1

Curriculum vitae



Hilary Elizabeth Fox

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Early medieval English studies and Old English literature; medieval studies


I am interested in questions of individual and social identities, ethics, and moral practice, particularly as they pertain to education in the early medieval period. Specifically, I am interested in how individual identities can be constituted both through political/social structures and outside those same structures. These questions form the core of my current book project, 'The Incorporated Self in Anglo-Saxon England.'


  • PHD 2011, University of Notre Dame (English)
  • MA 2005, Western Michigan University (Medieval Studies)
  • BA 2002, University of Rochester (English)

Awards and grants

Fall 2016, Humanities Center Resident Scholars Fellowship (Wayne State University)

Summer 2014, University Research Grant (WSU) and Medieval Institute Short-Term Fellowship (Notre Dame)

2012-13, Society of Fellows Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of Chicago)

2012 ACLS New Faculty Fellowship (declined)

2010-11 ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Selected publications


The Incorporated Self in Early Medieval England (forthcoming from Medieval Institute Publications/DeGruyter, 2023)


Book chapters

"'Above the Head of a Serpent': Women and Anger in Anglo-Saxon England," in Sense and Feeling in Daily Living in the Early Medieval English World, edited by Gale Owen-Crocker and Maren Clegg-Heyer (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2020), pp. 126-141.

“An Ethical History for the Self in the Old English Boethius,” in The Legacy of Boethius in Medieval England: The 'Consolation' and its Afterlives, ed. A. Joseph McMullen and Erica Weaver (Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2018), pp. 71-88.

“The Talking Dead: Exhortations of the Dead to the Living in Anglo-Saxon Literature,” in Dealing with the Dead: Mortality and Community in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, ed. Thea Tomaini (Leiden: Brill, 2018), pp. 17-35.

“Langlandian Economics in James Yonge’s Gouernaunce: Translation and Ethics in Fifteenth-Century Dublin,” in New Directions in Medieval Manuscript Studies and Reading Practices: Essays in Honour of Derek Pearsall, edited by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton et al. (South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014), pp. 251-70.


Journal articles
“Isidore of Seville and the Old English Boethius,” Medium Ævum 83 (2014): 49-59.

“Denial of God, Mental Disorder, and Exile: The Rex iniquus in Daniel and Juliana,” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 111 (2012): 425-50.

“The Aesthetics of Resurrection: Goldwork, the Soul, and the Deus artifex in The Phoenix,Review of English Studies 63 (2012): 1-19.

“The Mermedonian Computus,” Philological Quarterly 89:2,3 (2011): 141-57.

Courses taught by Hilary Elizabeth Fox

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022