Michael Twomey

Michael Twomey

Dana Professor, Department of English
Faculty, Graduate Study in Education
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences
Faculty, Honors Program
Faculty, Classical Studies
Faculty, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Specialty:Medieval Literature, the Bible, the English language, Latin
Phone:(607) 274-3564
Office:329 Muller Center
Ithaca, NY 14850

My regular courses are about medieval literature, the English language, and the Bible. Since 2002, when I started a Latin program that is now part of the Classics Minor, I have also taught Latin. Through grants from the Keck and Hewlett foundations as well as from Ithaca College, I have promoted the use of technology in humanities teaching.

For my teaching and scholarship on Environmental Humanities, please click on the Environmental Humanities link (left).


  • ENGL 20012 Intermediate Honors Seminar: Wilderness in the Western Mind
  • ENGL 23200 Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 32300 Biblical Interpretation in Judaism and Christianity
  • ENGL 32400 Literature of the Bible
  • ENGL 32500 Studies in Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 41000 Seminar in Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 42500 History and Structure of the English Language
  • ENGL 52000 History and Structure of the English Language
  • LATN 29900, 39900, 49900 Independent Study in Latin

Public web page:

  • Travels With Sir Gawain: Mapping Gawain's Journey from Camelot to Hautdesert in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
    URL: https://sites.google.com/site/travelswithsirgawain/

Professional organizations:

  • Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)
  • International Society of Anglo-Saxonists
  • International Arthurian Society
  • International Association of University Professors of English (IAUPE)
  • Medieval Academy of America
  • Modern Language Association

On March 24, 2015, I will present a talk at Columbia University for the Seminar on Religion and Writing and the Seminar on Medieval Studies.  See the title and abstract here.

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