Peter Dendle

Peter Dendle
Professor, English
Faculty, Honors Program
Office Phone
Office Location
General Studies, 211
Penn State Mont Alto | 1 Campus Drive | Mont Alto, PA 17237
    Biography

    Peter Dendle

    Degrees

    Ph.D. in English, University of Toronto (1998)
    M.A. in Philosophy, University of Kentucky (1993)
    M.A. in English, Yale University (1991)

    Courses Taught

    • ENGL 15: Rhetoric and Composition
    • ENGL 30: Honors Freshman Composition
    • ENGL 202C: Effective Writing: Technical Writing
    • PHIL 4: The Human Condition
    • AMST 196/ENGL 196: Introduction to American Folklore

    Faculty Scholarly Activities

    1. "Demon Possession in Anglo-Saxon England." Medieval Institute Publications (Western Michigan University), 2014.
    2. Asa Mittman with Peter Dendle, co-editors. "The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous." Ashgate (UK), 2012.
    3. "The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2: 2000-2010." Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012.
    4. “Demons of the Water: Anglo-Saxon Responses to the Gerasene Demoniac,” in Stacy S. Klein and William Schipper, eds. "The Maritime World of the Anglo-Saxons" (Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2014): 187-208.
    Publications

    Yasmine Musharbash and Geir Henning Presterudstuen, eds. "Monster Anthropology in Australasia and Beyond." Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. , Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute - December, 2017

    M.R. Rambaran-Olm, "John the Baptist's Prayer or The Descent into Hell from the Exeter Book: Text, Translation, and Critical Study." Cambridge, UK: D.S. Brewer, 2014., Speculum - April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2017

    Philip C. Almond. The Devil: A New Biography. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014., Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft - 2016

    Georges Minois. The Atheist’s Bible: The Most Dangerous Book that Never Existed. Trans. Lys Ann Weiss. University of Chicago Press, 2012. - 2015

    Health and Healing from the Medieval Garden

    Colin Adams. "Zombies & Calculus", Math Horizons - September, 2015

    Allen J. Frantzen. Anglo-Saxon Keywords. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. - January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2015

    "Demons of the Water: Anglo-Saxon Responses to the Gerasene Demoniac" - 2014

    Demon Possession in Anglo-Saxon England

    "Anglo-Saxonism in the Harry Potter Series", Critical Insights: Contemporary Speculative Fiction - May, 2013

    Epilogue: Inscribing the Devil in Cultural Contexts, The Devil in Premodern Society - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2012

    The Devil in Society in Premodern Europe - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2012

    The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2: 2000-2010 - September, 2012

    Conclusion: Monsters and the Twenty-first Century: The Preternatural in an Age of Scientific Consensus, The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous - April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2012

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous - April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2012

    "Cryptozoology and the Paranormal in Harry Potter: Truth and Belief at the Borders of Consensus", Children's Literature Association Quarterly - December 31, 2011

    "Ode 1 to Car Talk", Light: A Quarterly of Light Verse - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2011

    "And the Dead Shall Inherit the Earth" (Section Preface), Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human - September, 2011

    "Zombie Movies and the Millennial Generation", Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human - September, 2011

    The Natural and the Supernatural in the Middle Ages, The Medieval Review - 2009

    "The Old English Life of Malchus and Two Vernacular Tales from the Vitas Patrum in MS Cotton Otho C.i: A Translation", English Studies - November, 2009

    "Monsters, Creatures, and Pets at Hogwarts: Animal Stewardship in the World of Harry Potter", Critical Perspectives on Harry Potter - January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2009

    "Introduction", Health and Healing from the Medieval Garden - 2008

    "Plants in the Medieval Cosmos: Herbs, Divine Potency, and the Scala natura", Health and Healing from the Medieval Garden - 2008

    Introduction, Health and Healing in the Medieval Garden: Proceedings from the 15th annual Medieval Studies Conference at Pennsylvania State University - 2008

    "Health and Healing from the Medieval Garden" - 2008

    6 reviews of books, theses, and articles, Year's Work in Old English Studies - 2008

    "Demon Possession in Anglo-Saxon and Early Modern England: Continuity and Evolution in Social Context", Journal of British Studies - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2008

    "The Age of Faith": Everyone in the Middle Ages Believed in God, Misconceptions about the Middle Ages - 2007

    The Middle Ages were a Superstitious Time, Misconceptions about the Middle Ages - 2007

    The Zombie as Barometer of Cultural Anxiety, Monsters and the Monstrous: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil - 2007

    "Gregory of Tours", Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2007

    Gábor Klaniczay and Éva Pócs, eds. "Communicating with the Spirits", The Medieval Review - January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2007

    Benjamin C. Withers and Jonathan Wilcox, "Naked before God: Uncovering the Body in Anglo-Saxon England", Modern Philology - 2006

    Helen Gittos and M. Bradford Bedingfield, eds. "The Liturgy of the Late Anglo-Saxon Church", Studia Neophilologica - 2006

    How Naked is Juliana?, Philological Quarterly - 2006

    How Naked is Juliana?, Philological Quarterly - 2006

    The Textual Transmission of the Old English 'Loss of Cattle' Charm, Journal of English and Germanic Philology - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2006

    Cryptozoology in the Medieval and Modern Worlds, Folklore - August, 2006

    Mark Amodio and Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe, eds. "Unlocking the Wordhord: Anglo-Saxon Studies in Memory of Edward B. Irving, Jr.", Modern Language Review - 2005

    R.D. Fulk and Christopher M. Cain, "A History of Old English Literature ", The Medieval Review (online, hosted by University of Michigan) - 2005

    Schizophrenia in the Early Middle Ages: Some Negative Evidence, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry - January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2005

    Review of Armando Maggi, "Satan's Rhetoric: A Study of Renaissance Demonology" (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001). - 2001