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Photograph of Dr. O'DonnellWelcome to my professional Home Page. I am Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of English at the University of Lethbridge, where I am responsible for teaching most of our courses on medieval literature, the History of the Book, and the English language. I also share responsibility for our first year introductory course, English 1900, and a second year poetry class, English 2100. You can find out more about my teaching below.

Winchester, Cathedral Library 1, f. 81r
                    (Cædmon's Hymn). Reproduced by permisssion. Do
                    not duplicate or reuse this image.My main research interests include Old English language and literature, the history of the book, editorial and textual scholarship, humanities computing, and reception-oriented criticism. A copy of my CV is available here. You can find out more about my research below.

I often direct senior undergraduate essays or M.A. or M.Sc. courses and theses in my areas of research interest. I am always willing to consider taking on good new students. If you are interested in pursuing a senior level or graduate programme with me, please arrange an appointment to discuss your plans.

About my research

As a researcher, I write books, articles, and lectures on various topics, mostly having to do with medieval language and literature, the history of the book, textual scholarship, and humanities computing. My most recent major publication is Cædmon’s Hymn: A multimedia study, edition, and archive (D.S. Brewer and Medieval Academy of America, 2005). You can find a complete list of my publications and lectures in my CV . Screenshot of the Digital Medievalist web site. I am also associated with two international research projects: The Digital Medievalist Project and The Visionary Cross/Digital Rood Project. The Digital Medievalist Project is an international Community of Practice dedicated to the development and dissemination of best practice in the use of digital media by medievalists. It operates an on-line scholarly journal, mailing list, Wiki, and resource centre. The Visionary Cross/Digital Rood Project is a research project that will ultimately produce an electronic edition of the "Visionary Cross" trope in Anglo-Saxon England. I am a co-director of this project with Dr. Martin Foys of Hood College Maryland, and Professor Catherine Karkov of Miami University, Ohio.

About my teaching

In Fall 2006, I an teaching my regular Introduction to Old English (English 3450a). In the Spring semester, I will be teaching English 3901 (History of English).


Office hours for students in my English 3450 course are Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 or by appointment.

As department chair I also hold general drop-in office hours from 10:00-10:30 every weekday. Students who cannot make these times are encourage to contact me for appointment.

Office: Room TH 336a, Turcotte Hall.

Small map of campus with inset of Turcotte Hall
                        looking towards      South-West.

Mailing address:
Department of English,
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Dr. W.
Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4

Voice: +1 (403) 329-2378 (department office)
Fax: +1 (403) 382-7191
E-mail: daniel.odonnell@uleth.ca.

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