Alexandra Reider

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Yale University, Department of English
63 High Street, Room 109
New Haven, CT 06511

Alex is a Ph.D. student in the English Department at Yale. She was a double major in French and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley and has an M.Phil in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic from Cambridge. Her dissertation will take a long view of multilingualism in the Middle Ages, c. 900 to c. 1450. Alex also loves medieval lists, matrices, and taxonomies. She has written on the intersection of heroic terminology and tribal identity in Beowulf; a misleadingly Aristotelian dream interpretation manual located at the end of a fifteenth-century English manuscript; and John Milton’s secret worry that people held his use of Greek against him.

Alex helped to produce a digital edition of Takamiya MS 35 at the pilot session of “Digital Editing and the Medieval Manuscript Roll” and now has a leadership and administrative role in the graduate series. With Gina Hurley and Joseph Stadolnik, Alex is planning an exhibition on “Making the English Book” that will be held at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in 2017. This exhibition will have physical as well as digital forms.