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Marsha L. Dutton


Samuel and Susan Crowl Professor of Literature

Areas of Specialty: the literature of medieval England, the history of the English language, twelfth-century Cistercian writing

Office: Ellis 360
Office Phone: 740-593-2838
Office Hours: MT 11-5, WF 10-2
Email: dutton@ohio.edu

Degrees

Ph.D., English Language and Literature, University of Michigan, 1981
M.A.T., English Literature, University of Kansas, 1974
Non-degree student, Faculté Libre de la Théologie Protestant, Paris, 1964-65
A.B., English, French, Philosophy, University of Kansas, 1964

Publications

Books Edited

Globalization and Catholicity: Ecumenical Conversations on God’s Abundance and the People’s Need. Special issue of Internationale Kirchliche Zeitschrift 100 (2010).

Aelred of Rievaulx. Spiritual Friendship. Trans. Lawrence C. Braceland. Cistercian Fathers series 5. Collegeville, MN: Cistercian, 2010.










Aelred of Rievaulx. For Your Own People: Aelred of Rievaulx’s Pastoral Prayer. Trans. Mark DelCogliano. Cistercian Fathers series 73. Kalamazoo: Cistercian, 2008.









Aelred of Rievaulx. The Lives of the Northern Saints. Trans. Jane Patricia Freeland. Cistercian Fathers series 71. Kalamazoo: Cistercian, 2006.









One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: Studies in Christian Ecclesiality and Ecumenism in Honor of J. Robert Wright. Ed. with Patrick T. Gray. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2006.









Aelred of Rievaulx. The Historical Works. Trans. Jane Patricia Freeland. Cistercian Fathers series 56. Kalamazoo: Cistercian, 2005.










Truth as Gift: Studies in Cistercian History in Honor of John R. Sommerfeldt. Ed. with Daniel M. La Corte, and Paul Lockey. Cistercian Studies series 204. Kalamazoo: Cistercian, 2004.










Editions in Progress
The Sermons of Gilbert of Hoyland on the Song of Songs: A Critical Edition. Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis. Turnhout [Belgium]: Brepols.

A Companion to Aelred of Rievaulx. Leuven [Belgium]: Brill Academic Publishers.

Journal Articles

“A Model for Friendship: Ambrose’s Contribution to Aelred of Rievaulx’s Spiritual Friendship. American Benedictine Review 64.1 (2013): 39–66.

“That Peace May Guide and Society Unite: Aelred of Rievaulx’s Political Philosophy.” Cistercian Studies Quarterly 47.3 (2012): 279–95.

“The 2008 Cistercian Studies Conference.” Cistercian Studies Quarterly 43 (2008): 465–72.

“The Staff in the Stone: Finding Arthur’s Sword in the Vita Sancti Edwardi of Aelred of Rievaulx.” Arthuriana 17.3 (2007): 3–30.

“Aelred z Rievaulx: znany i uznany. Najnowszy stan badan nad Aelredem z Rievaulx” ["Aelred of Rievaulx Today"]. Zeszyty Naukowe KUL 50.3 (2007): 61–71.

“Julian’s Three Mothers.” The Anglican Fall 2007.

“Friendship and the Love of God: Augustine’s Teaching in the Confessions and Aelred of Rievaulx’s Response in Spiritual Friendship.” American Benedictine Review 56 (2005): 3–40.

“The Medici Connection: Gilbert of Hoyland’s Sermons on the Song of Songs in Renaissance Italy.” Cîteaux: Commentarii Cisterciensis 52 (2001): 94–112.

“The Works of Gilbert of Hoyland: The Manuscripts and Printed Editions.” Cistercian Studies Quarterly 35 (2000): 161–86. 

“The Invented Sexual History of Aelred of Rievaulx: A Review Article,” American Benedictine Review 47 (1996): 414–32.

“One Faith, One Hope, One Baptism: Commentary on the 1993 Roman Catholic Ecumenical Directory.” Ecumenical Trends Oct. 1995: 11–20.

“The Provenance and Contents of the Rievaulx Manuscript in Archbishop Marsh’s Library, Dublin.” Analecta Cisterciensia 51 (1995): 419–35.

“Aelred of Rievaulx on Friendship, Chastity, and Sex: The Sources.” Cistercian Studies Quarterly 29 (1994): 121–96.

“Aelred historien: deux nouveaux portraits dans un manuscrit de Dublin.” Collectanea cisterciensia 55 (1993): 208–30. 

“Aelred, Historian: Two Portraits in Plantagenet Myth.” Cistercian Studies Quarterly 28 (1993): 112–43.

“Two Cistercian Manuscripts in Dublin.” Hallel 18 (1993): 77–84.

“Conversión y vocación de San Elredo de Rievaulx.” Cistercium: Revista monástica 45 (1993): 307–30. 

“Lexicography and Popular History: Readers and Their Slips for the New English Dictionary.” Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America 8 (1988): 96–113.

“The Power of Chastity: Medieval Anchoritism.” Michigan Today April 1987:1–3.

Book Chapters

“Saints Refusing to Leave: Aelred’s The Saints of Hexham as an Inverted Translatio.” The Medieval Translator: Vol. 15, In Principio Fuit Interpres. Ed. Alessandra Petrina. Turnhout: Brepols, 2013. 187-200.

“Embracing the Digital Siren: Collaborative Lexicography in the Twenty-first Century.” Contours of English and English Language Studies. Ed. Michael Adams and Anne Curzan. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2011. 237–48.

“Aelred comme historien et acteur dans l’histoire: La philosophie politique de ses quatre traités historiques.” Intentio Cordis: Temps, histoire, mémoire chez Aelred de Rievaulx. Collectanea Cisterciensia 73.1 (2011): 38–55.

“Aelred of Rievaulx (1110–1167)” and “Gilbert of Hoyland (d. 1172).” Encyclopedia of Christian Literature. Ed. George Thomas Kurian and James D. Smith III. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2010.

Preface. Duchowe oblicze Aelreda z Rievaulx [The Spiritual Face of Aelred of Rievaulx]. By Ryszard Gron. Warsaw: Benediktin Publishing House, forthcoming 2012.

“Negative Capability in the Study of Early Printed Texts: Aelred of Rievaulx’s Vita Sancti Edwardi in the Gilte Legende and in Caxton’s Golden Legende.” The Medieval Translator / Traduire au Moyen Age. Ed. Denis Renevey and Christiania Whitehead.  Turnhout: Brepols, 2009. 71– 83.

Translatio and Interpretatio in the Historical Works of Aelred of Rievaulx: The Meaning of English Words.” “Thou sittest at another boke”: Studies in Honour of Domenico Pezzini. Ed. Giovanni Iamartino, Roberta Facchinetti, and Maria Luisa Maggioni. Milan [Italy]: Polymetrica, 2008. 39–52.

“Gilding the Lily: The Enhancement of Spiritual Affectivity in a Middle English Translation of Aelred of Rievaulx’s De institutione inclusarum.” The Medieval Translator. Ed. Jacqueline Jenkins and Olivier Bertrand. Vol. 10. Turnhout: Brepols, 2007. 109–24.

“Sancto Dunstano Cooperante: Collaboration between King and Ecclesiastical Advisor in Aelred of Rievaulx’s Genealogy of the Kings of the English.” Religious and Laity in Northern Europe 1000-1400: Interaction, Negotiation, and Power. Ed. Emilia Jamroziak and Janet Burton. Turnhout: Brepols, 2007. 183–95. 

“Julian of Norwich, Medieval Anglican.” One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: Studies in Christian Ecclesiality and Ecumenism in Honor of J. Robert Wright. Ed. Marsha L. Dutton and Patrick T. Gray. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2006. 99–119.

Preface. “Spór o Aelreda”: W poszukiwaniu prawdziwego oblicza Aelreda z Rievaulx. [The Debate about Aelred: Looking for the True Face of Aelred of Rievaulx.] By Ryszard Gron. Warsaw: Philosofikical–Theological Publishing House, “Antyk,” 2005. iii–xvi [in Polish], 235–58 [English appendix].

“A Historian’s Historian: The Place of Bede in Aelred’s Contributions to the New History of his Age.” Truth as Gift: Studies in Cistercian History in Honor of John R. Sommerfeldt. Ed. Marsha L. Dutton, et al. Cistercian Studies series 204. Kalamazoo: Cistercian, 2004. 407–48.

Introduction. “Ælred of Rievaulx: The Pastoral Prayer. ” Trans. Mark DelCogliano. Cistercian Studies Quarterly 37 (2002): 453–60.

“The Learned Monk of Gilbert of Hoyland: Sweet Wisdom in Cells of Doctrine.” Praise, No Less than Charity: Studies in Honor of M. Chrysogonus Waddell Monk of Gethsemani Abbey. Cistercian Studies series 193. Kalamazoo: Cistercian, 2002. 161–74.

“The Analytic Essay: Teaching Writing in an Interdisciplinary Course.” Tradition and Innovation. Ed. Scott Lee and Allen Speight. Lanham, PA: University Press of America, 1997. 99–105.

“Chaucer’s Two Nuns.” Monasteries and Society in Medieval England. Harlaxton Medieval Studies VI. Ed. Benjamin Thompson. Stamford (UK): Watkins, 1998. 21–37. (Presented at the Harlaxton Symposium on Monasteries and Society, Harlaxton College [UK], July 1994.)

Margery Kempe.” Medieval Trade, Travel, and Exploration: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 2000. 317–19.

“John of Forde’s Vita Wulfrici Anchoretae Haselbergiae: A Model for Cistercian Contemplative Life.” A Gathering of Friends: The Learning and Spirituality of John of Forde. Ed. Hilary Costello and Christopher Holdsworth. Cistercian Studies series 161. Kalamazoo: Cistercian, 1996. 65–92.

Introduction. Walter Daniel: The Life of Aelred of Rievaulx. Ed. and trans. Maurice Powicke. Cistercian Fathers series 57. Kalamazoo: Cistercian, 1994. 7–88.

“The Face and the Feet of God: The Humanity of Christ in Bernard of Clairvaux and Aelred of Rievaulx.” Bernardus Magister: Papers Celebrating the Nonacentenary of the Birth of Bernard of Clairvaux. Ed. John R. Sommerfeldt. Cistercian Studies series 135. Kalamazoo: Cistercian, 1992. 203–23.

“‘When I Was a Child’: Spiritual Infancy and God’s Maternity in Augustine’s Confessiones.” Collectanea Augustiniana. Ed. Joseph C. Schnaubelt and Frederick Van Fleteren. New York: Lang, 1990. 113–40. 

“The Conversion and Vocation of Aelred of Rievaulx: A Historical Hypothesis.” England in the Twelfth Century. Ed. Daniel Williams. London: Boydell, 1990. 31–49.

“The Power of Chastity.” World History Volume I: Prehistory to 1500. Ed. David McComb. Guildford, CN: Dushkin, 1990. 107–9.

The Middle English Dictionary, entries for the letters S and T. With Robert E. Lewis, John Reidy, et al. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1986–1990.

“Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: The Eucharistic Spirituality of the Cistercian Fathers.” Erudition at God’s Service: Studies in Medieval Cistercian History, XI. Ed. John R. Sommerfeldt. Cistercian Studies Series 98. Kalamazoo: Cistercian, 1987. 1–32.

“Intimacy and Imitation: The Humanity of Christ in Cistercian Spirituality.” Erudition at God’s Service: Studies in Medieval Cistercian History, XI. Ed. John R. Sommerfeldt. Cistercian Studies Series 98. Kalamazoo: Cistercian, 1987. 33–70.

“The Cistercian Source: Aelred, Bonaventure, and Ignatius.” Goad and Nail: Studies in Medieval Cistercian History, X. Ed. E. Rozanne Elder. Cistercian Studies Series 84. Kalamazoo: Cistercian, 1985. 151–78. 

“Christ Our Mother: Aelred’s Iconography for Contemplative Union.” Goad and Nail: Studies in Medieval Cistercian History, X. Ed. E. Rozanne Elder. Cistercian Studies Series 84. Kalamazoo: Cistercian, 1985. 21–45. 

“Getting Things the Wrong Way Round: Composition and Transposition in Aelred of Rievaulx’s De institutione inclusarum.” Heaven on Earth: Studies in Medieval Cistercian History, IX. Ed. E. Rozanne Elder. Cistercian Studies Series 68. Kalamazoo: Cistercian, 1983. 90–101.

“A Prodigal Writes Home: Aelred of Rievaulx’s De institutione inclusarum.” Heaven on Earth: Studies in Medieval Cistercian History, IX. Ed. E. Rozanne Elder. Cistercian Studies Series 68. Kalamazoo: Cistercian, 1983. 35–42.

Poetry

“Epiphany Vigil at Gethsemani Abbey.” Musical setting by Jeffrey Hoover. American Art Song for the Sacred Service. Ed. Karen Leigh–Post. Riverdale, NY: Classical Vocal Reprints, 2004.

Invited Talks

“The Journey to Heaven in Gilbert of Hoyland.” 3 lectures at Our Lady of the Genesee Abbey, Geneseo, New York. June 2010.

“Aelred dans son temps: Aelred historien et acteur de l’histoire.” Ælred de Rievaulx, Intentio Cordis: Colloque Internationale sur le 900ème anniversaire de son naissance. Toulouse (France). March 2010.

“Advent Themes in Aelred and Gilbert.” 2 lectures at Tarrawarra Abbey, Healey Glen (Vic.), Australia. Dec. 2008.

“Cistercian Laments.” 2 lectures at New Melleray Abbey, Peosta, IA. July 2008.

“The Ring, and the Staff in the Stone: Collaboration between Church and Crown in Aelred of Rievaulx’s Life of Saint Edward.” Guild of Scholars of the Episcopal Church, 2007 annual meeting, New York, November 2007.

“The Green Tree, the Ring, and the Staff in the Stone: Collaboration of Church and Crown in Aelred of Rievaulx’s Life of Saint Edward.” Ohio University, March 2007.

“Friendship and the Search for God in Augustine and Aelred of Rievaulx.” Ecumenical Institute, Assumption College, Worcester, MA.  June 2000.

“Crime, Vengeance, and Miraculous Deliverance in the Gilbertine Monastery at Watton.” Faculty Association, the General Theological Seminary, New York, NY, Nov. 1998.

“Cistercian Spirituality Within and Without the Enclosure.” Ohio Valley Lay Cistercians. Gethsemani Abbey. Jan. 1998.

“The Technology of Literacy.” Friends of the Madison–Jefferson County (Indiana) Library. May 1994.

“Vision and Revision: Getting to the End of the Book.” Baynham Award Lecture, Hanover College. November 1993.

Conference Presentations 2000–10

“In the Streets and the Squares of the City: Gilbert of Hoyland and William of Saint Thierry on Song of Songs 3:1–2.” Cistercian Studies Conference, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2009.

“Gathering up the Fragments that None May Be Lost: Aelred of Rievaulx on the Translation and Veneration of Relics.” Australia-New Zealand Medieval and Early Modern Studies Association Conference, Hobart (Tas), Australia, Dec. 2008.

“Mirror or Exemplum? Gilbert of Hoyland’s Self-Portrait.” Cistercian Studies Conference, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2008.

“Early Modern Edward: Caxton’s Translation of Aelred’s Vita Sancti Edwardi.” Translation Theory and Practice in the Middle Ages, Lausanne, July 2006.

“Manna in the Desert: Aelred’s Sermons for the Feast of Saint Benedict.” Cistercian Studies Conference, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2007.

“Cistercians and their Neighbors: The Dreadful Duttons of Vale Royal.” Cistercian Studies Conference, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2006.

“Church and Crown in Two Sermons of Aelred of Rievaulx.” Cistercian Studies Conference, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2005.

“’Kunnyng Withoute Science’: A Chaucerian Pun on the Art of Love,” Medieval Association of the Midwest, Marquette, MI, Sept 2004.

“Gilding the Lily: The Enhancement of Spiritual Affectivity in a Middle English Translation of Aelred of Rievaulx’s De institutione inclusarum.” The Theory and Practice of Translation in the Middle Ages, Paris, July 2004.

“Aelred’s Lamentation for a King: The Relation of the Lament for King David to Genealogy of the Kings of the English.” Cistercian Studies Conference. Kalamazoo, MI, May 2004.

Sancto Dunstano Cooperante: Aelred of Rievaulx’s Advice to the Heir to the English Throne in Genealogy of the Kings of the English.” Laity and Religious: Europe, 1000–1300. University of Leicester, UK, July–August 2003.

“’A Time for Weeping’: The Public and Private Faces of Twelfth–Century Cistercian Laments.” Cistercian Studies Conference, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2003.

“’When a Green Tree Is Restored to its Old Root’: Aelred’s Provision of Anglo–Saxon Royal Models for Henry II.” Cistercian Studies Conference, May 2002.

“The Voice of the Simple Monk: Walter Daniel on Monastic Virtue and Faith.” Cistercian Studies Conference, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2001.

“By the Talons of A Hawk: The Rape of Aelred’s Nun of Watton.” Cistercian Studies Conference, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2000.

Editorial Positions
Associate Editor, Cistercian Studies Quarterly, 1994–present
Member, Cistercian Publications Board, 2005–present
Editor, Documentary materials to accompany Wisconsin Public Radio series Women of Spirit, 1990
Associate Editor, Dictionaries: The Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 1984–90
Assistant Editor, Biblical Archaeologist, 1980–82

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Organizations

Hagiography Society
International Arthurian Society
Medieval Academy of America
Phi Beta Kappa
American Association of University Professors
Guild of Scholars of the Episcopal Church
Women’s Research Club, The University of Michigan

Courses

History of the English Language (graduate and undergraduate)
The Structure of American English
Medieval English Literature
English Literature before 1500

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