Dr Rafael J. Pascual
Academic position: Lecturer in Old and Middle English
Rafael J. Pascual is a Junior Research Fellow at New College and a Lecturer in Early Medieval English Literature at Magdalen College, Oxford. He is also a Postdoctoral Researcher at CLASP: A Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry, an EU-funded project based at the Oxford Faculty of English Language and Literature. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Granada (2014), with a dissertation on the dating and textual criticism of Beowulf, on the strength of which he gained a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University. He is the co-editor, with Leonard Neidorf and Tom Shippey, of Old English Philology: Studies in Honour of R. D. Fulk (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2016), and one of the contributors to The Dating of Beowulf: A Reassessment (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2014). His articles on Old and Middle English alliterative poetry have appeared in prominent journals, such as English Studies, Journal of Germanic Linguistics, Neophilologus, Studia Neophilologica, Notes and Queries, and ANQ.
- Old English Philology: Studies in Honour of R. D. Fulk, eds Leonard Neidorf, Rafael J. Pascual, and Tom Shippey. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2016.
- The Study of Style: Essays in English Language and Literature in Honour of José Luis Martínez-Dueñas, eds Miguel Ángel Martínez-Cabeza, Rafael J. Pascual, Belén Soria, and Rocío G. Sumillera. Granada: EUG, 2019.
- “Old English Dithematic Names and the Reliability of Sieversian Metrics,” forthcoming in English Studies. Published online on the journal’s website.
- “The Study of Old English Metrical Style,” in Miguel Ángel Martínez-Cabeza, Rafael J. Pascual, Belén Soria, and Rocío G. Sumillera (eds), The Study of Style: Essays in English Language and Literature in Honour of José Luis Martínez-Dueñas, Granada: EUG, 2019, pp. 29-39.
- “Old Norse Influence on the Language of Beowulf: A Reassessment,” Journal of Germanic Linguistics 31 (2019): 298-322 (with L. Neidorf).
- “Bliss’s Rule and Old English Metrics,” ANQ: A Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews 32 (2019): 209-213.
- “A Possible Emendation of Beowulf 1042a,” Notes & Queries 66.2 (2019): 166-168.
- “Two Possible Emendations of Beowulf 2088a,” Notes & Queries 66.1 (2019): 5-8.
- “Alliterative Metre and Medieval English Literary History,” Atlantis: Journal of the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies 40 (2018): 221-230.
- “Oral Tradition and the History of English Alliterative Verse,” Studia Neophilologica 89 (2017): 250-260.
- “Manuscript Evidence and Metrical Authenticity: A Response to Seiichi Suzuki,” Journal of Germanic Linguistics 29.1 (2017): 85-99.
- “Sievers, Bliss, Fulk, and Old English Metrical Theory,” in Old English Philology: Studies in Honour of R. D. Fulk, eds. Leonard Neidorf, Rafael J. Pascual, and Tom Shippey (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2016), 17-33.
- “Old English Metrical History and the Composition of Widsið,” Neophilologus 100 (2016): 289-302.
- “On a Crux in Beowulf: The Alliteration of Finite Verbs and the Scribal Understanding of Metre,” Studia Neophilologica 87 (2015): 171-185.
- “Ælfric’s Rhythmical Prose and the Study of Old English Metre,” English Studies 95 (2014): 803-823.
- “The Language of Beowulf and the Conditioning of Kaluza’s Law,” Neophilologus 98 (2014): 657-673 (with L. Neidorf).
- “Material Monsters and Semantic Shifts,” in The Dating of Beowulf: A Reassessment, ed. Leonard Neidorf (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2014), 202-218.
- “Three-position Verses and the Metrical Practice of the Beowulf Poet,” SELIM 20 (2013-2014): 49-79.
- “J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun: Medieval English Literature and the Early Stages of Sub-creation,” Hither Shore: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Modern Fantasy 8 (2011): 100-113 (with E. Segura).
- Sara M. Pons-Sanz, The Lexical Effects of Anglo-Scandinavian Linguistic Contact on Old English,” SELIM 19 (2012): 183-188.
- Jun Terasawa, Old English Metre: An Introduction,” SELIM 18 (2011): 197-206.