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I am a cultural historian of early medieval England, with a background in medieval history as well as English language and literature. The common strand in my research is gaining an understanding of Anglo-Saxon culture and of how modern generations have interacted with this early medieval heritage, in both scholarship and popular culture.

Below is a full overview of my publications, with Open Access options added between square brackets when applicable (I make my scholarship avalable, via the CORE repository of Humanities Commons). In the menu on the left you can find out more about my particular areas of expertise and my (funded) research projects.

I am also involved in a number of peer-reviewed journals: I am the current managing editor of Neophilologus, the reviews editor for English Studies and a member of the editorial board of Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik.

Publications

Monograph

  1. Thijs Porck, Old Age in Early Medieval England, Anglo-Saxon Studies 33 (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2019)

Edited volumes

  1. Thijs Porck, Amos van Baalen & Jodie Mann (eds.), Scholarly Correspondence on Medieval Germanic Language and Literature, special issue of Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik 78: 2-3 (2018, Brill)
  2. Thijs Porck (ed.), The Familiar and the Foreign in Old Germanic Studies, special issue of Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik 77:3-4 (2017, Brill)
  3. Rolf H. Bremmer Jr, Thijs Porck Frans Ruiter & Usha Wilbers (eds.), Tracing Paradigms: One Hundred Years of Neophilologus (s.l.: Springer, 2016)

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  1. Thijs Porck, “An Old English Love Poem, a Beowulf Summary and a Reference Letter by Eduard Sievers: G. J. P. J. Bolland as an Aspiring Old Germanicist“, in Scholarly Correspondence on Medieval Germanic Language and Literature, ed. Thijs Porck, Amos van Baalen and Jodie Mann, special issue of Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik 78:2-3 (2018), 262-291
  2. Thijs Porck & Sander Stolk, “Marking Boundaries in Beowulf: Æschere’s Head, Grendel’s Arm and the Dragon’s Corpse“, in The Familiar and the Foreign in Old Gemanic Studies, ed. Thijs Porck, special issue of Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik 77: 3-4 (2017), 521-540
  3. Thijs Porck, “Treasures in a Sooty Bag? A Note on Durham Proverb 7, Notes and Queries n.s. 62 (2015), 203-206 [author’s post-print PDF in CORE]
  4. Thijs Porck & Jodie Mann, “How Cnut became Canute (and how Harthacnut became Airdeconut)“, NOWELE: North-Western European Language Evolution 67 (2014), 237–243 [author’s post-print PDF in CORE]
  5. Thijs Porck, “Two Notes on an Old English Confessional Prayer in Vespasian D. XX“, Notes and Queries n.s. 60 (2013), 493–498 [author’s post-print PDF in CORE]
  6. Thijs Porck & Henk Porck, “Eight Guidelines on Book Preservation from 1527: How One Should Preserve All Books to Last Eternally”, Journal of PaperConservation : IADA Reports – Mitteilungen der IADA 13, no. 2 (2012), 17–25 [publisher’s version PDF in CORE]
  7. Thijs Porck & Henk Porck, “Hoemen alle boucken bewaren sal om eewelic te duerene. Acht regels uit 1527 over het conserveren van boeken”, Jaarboek voor Nederlandse boekgeschiedenis 15 (2008), 7–21 [Open Access in dbnl]

Book chapters

  1. Thijs Porck, “New Roads and Secret Gates, Waiting around the Corner: Investigating Tolkien’s Other Anglo-Saxon Sources”, in Tolkien Among Scholars, ed. N. Kuijpers, R. Vink & C. van Zon (s.l.: Unquendor & Uitgeverij IJmond, 2017), 49-64 [publisher’s version PDF in CORE]
  2. Thijs Porck, “Tolkien Among Scholars”, in Tolkien Among Scholars, ed. N. Kuijpers, R. Vink & C. van Zon (s.l.: Unquendor & Uitgeverij IJmond, 2017), 7-16 [publisher’s version PDF in CORE]
  3. Thijs Porck, “Overview of One Hundred Years of Editors of Neophilologus”, in Tracing Paradigms: One Hundred Years of Neophilologus, ed. Rolf H. Bremmer Jr, Thijs Porck, Frans Ruiter and Usha Wilbers (s.l.: Springer, 2016), 29-31
  4. Thijs Porck, “The Bones in the Soup: The Anglo-Saxon Flavour of Tolkien’s The Hobbit“, in Lembas Extra: 2012 Edition, ed. C. van Zon (Beekbergen: Tolkien Genootschap Unquendor, 2012), 65–74 [publisher’s version PDF in CORE]
  5. Thijs Porck, “De Brederodekroniek voor Yolande van Lalaing”, in Yolande de Lalaing (1422-1497), kasteelvrouwe van Brederode, ed. E. den Hartog en H. Wijsman (Haarlem: Kastelenstichting Holland en Zeeland, 2009), 36–66 [publisher’s version PDF in CORE]

Online text editions

  1. Thijs Porck (ed.), De correspondentie tussen G. J. P. J. Bolland en P. J. Cosijn (1879-1899), eLaborate, Huygens/ING (2018)
  2. Amos van Baalen, Jennifer Jansen, Krista A. Murchison & Thijs Porck (eds.), The Leiden University Old English Colloquest (2018)

Non-peer-reviewed journal articles

  1. Thijs Porck, Amos van Baalen & Jodie Mann, “Preface: Scholarly Correspondence on Medieval Germanic Language and Literature“, in Scholarly Correspondence on Medieval Germanic Language and Literature, ed. Thijs Porck, Amos van Baalen & Jodie Man, special issue of Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik 78:2-3 (2018), 153-154
  2. Amos van Baalen, Jennifer Jansen, Krista A. Murchison & Thijs Porck, “The Leiden University Old English ColloQuest”, TOEBI Newsletter 35 (2018), 16-20
  3. Thijs Porck, “Ih wallota sumaro enti wintro sehstic: The Familiar and the Foreign in Old Germanic Studies“, in The Familiar and the Foreign in Old Gemanic Studies, ed. Thijs Porck, special issue of Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik 77: 3-4 (2017), 489-492
  4. Thijs Porck, “Eald enta geweorc: De Romeinen in vroegmiddeleeuws Engeland (ca. 450-1100)”, in Barbaren, special issue of Frons: Blad voor Leidse Classici 37: 5 (2017), 37-41 [publisher’s version PDF in CORE]
  5. Thijs Porck, “Wie zijn verleden verloochent, verloochent zichzelf: Een interview met Rolf H. Bremmer Jr over Friezen in de Middeleeuwen”, Madoc: Tijdschrift over de Middeleeuwen 31 (2017), 140-147 [publisher’s version PDF in CORE]
  6. Thijs Porck & Jodie Mann, “Blanded leornung: Three Digital Approaches to Teachingn Old English”, TOEBI Newsletter 34 (2017), 5-13 [publisher’s version PDF in CORE]
  7. Thijs Porck, “Unieke bron over het Katwijks uit 1879 aan het licht gebracht”, Neerlandistiek.nl (10-05-2017) [publication in e-journal]
  8. Thijs Porck, “Everzwijn”, in Dertig Dieren in de Middeleeuwen, special issue of Madoc: Tijdschrift over de Middeleeuwen 30 (2016), 206-207
  9. Thijs Porck, “Vergrijzing in een Oudengels heldendicht. De rol van oude koningen in de Beowulf“, Madoc. Tijdschrift over de Middeleeuwen 26 (2012), 66–76 [publisher’s version PDF in CORE]
  10. Thijs Porck, “Een Rijnlandse serie adelskronieken 1533–1542. Het zogenaamde Voorste Haagsche Handschrift”, Millennium: Tijdschrift voor Middeleeuwse Studies 20 (2006), 44–62 [publisher’s version PDF in CORE]

Reviews

  1. Thijs Porck, “[Review of] H. Gneuss and M. Lapidge, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts. A Bibliographical Handlist of Manuscripts and Manuscript Fragments Written or Owned in England up to 1100, Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik 76 (2016), 551-553
  2. Thijs Porck, “[Review of] J. D. Niles, The Idea of Anglo-Saxon England 1066-1901. Remembering, Forgetting, Deciphering, and Renewing the Past“, Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik 76 (2016), 435–438
  3. Thijs Porck, “[Review of] E. Treharne, Living through Conquest: The Politics of Early English, 1020-1220“, English Studies 96 (2015), 225–226
  4. Thijs Porck, “[Review of] R.D. Fulk, An Introductory Grammar of Old English with an Anthology of Readings“, SELIM: Journal of the Spanish Society for Mediaeval English Language and Literature 20 (2013-2014), 287-290 [publisher’s version PDF in CORE]
  5. Thijs Porck, “[Review of] R.M. Hogg and R.D. Fulk,A Grammar of Old English. Volume 2: Morphology“, English Studies 94 (2013), 733–734
  6. Thijs Porck, “[Review of] T. Bolton, The Empire of Cnut the Great: Conquest and the Consolidation of Power in Northern Europe in the Early Eleventh Century“, English Studies 94 (2013), 235–237
  7. Thijs Porck, “[Review of] The Old English Boethius. An Edition of the Old English Versions of Boethius’s De Consolatione Philosophiae, ed. M. Godden and S. Irvine“, English Studies 92 (2011), 100–102
  8. Thijs Porck, “[Review of] E.R. Anderson, Understanding Beowulf as an Indo-European Epic: A Study in Comparative Mythology“, English Studies 92 (2011), 693–702
  9. Thijs Porck, “[Review of] J. Tigelaar, Brabants historie ontvouwd. Die alder excellenste cronyke van Brabant en het Brabantse geschiedbeeld anno 1500″, Noordbrabants Historisch Jaarboek 24 (2007), 227–230 [publisher’s version PDF in CORE]
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