Dr. Maren Clegg-Hyer Portrait

Dr. Maren Clegg-Hyer

Professor of English, Graduate Program Coordinator

  • Ph.D.
    University of Toronto
  • M.A.
    Brigham Young University
  • B.A.
    Brigham Young University

Maren Clegg-Hyer received her BA in English and Spanish with Honors Emphasis as well as an MA in English at Brigham Young University before continuing on to complete her PhD in English at University of Toronto. Her research interests predominantly involve textiles and textile imagery, general material culture, and liminal spaces in Old English and Anglo-Latin literature; innovative pedagogical approaches to teaching with technology and teaching medieval literature. Dr. Hyer specializes in Anglo-Saxon literature and the courses she teaches reflect her interests as she enjoys teaching courses in medieval literature, early British drama, and Arthurian literature and film. She has multiple publications, the majority focused around her varying interests in Medieval Literature:

Co-editor of The Material Culture of Daily Living in the Anglo-Saxon World (U of Exeter Press, 2011; paperback, Liverpool UP, 2013), The Material Culture of the Built Environment in the Anglo-Saxon World (Liverpool UP, 2015), Water and the Environment in the Anglo-Saxon World (Liverpool UP, forthcoming), and Textiles, Text, Intertext: Essays in Honour of Gale R. Owen-Crocker (Boydell, forthcoming).

Her most recent recent book chapters include: “Aldhelm and Word-weaving as Metaphor in Old English and Anglo-Latin Literature” (in Textiles, Text, Intertext) and “Woven Works: Making and Using Textiles” (in The Material Culture of Daily Living in the Anglo-Saxon World). Her recent journal articles include: “Material Culture in Teaching Beowulf” (in Teaching Beowulf in the Twenty-First Century, eds. Howell Chickering, Allen J. Frantzen, and R. F. Yeager, Medieval and Renaissance Text and Studies 449 (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2014), 177-84), “Recycle, Reduce, Reuse: Imagined and Re-imagined Textiles in Anglo-Saxon England” (Medieval Clothing and Textiles 8 (2012): 49-62), and “Textiles and Textile Imagery in the Exeter Book” (Medieval Clothing and Textiles 1 (2005): 29-39). Her most recent conference appearances include presentations at the International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo), the International Medieval Congress (Leeds), and the Modern Language Association. Her current research and/or teaching projects include: Co-editor for a festschrift in honor of Antonette di Paolo Healey, co-editor for a fourth volume in the Daily Living series, author of a chapter on liminality and hagiography among the Anglo-Saxon saints (volume under review), author of a monograph under review.


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