Professor, Honors Program Coordinator
Lang Performing Arts Center 203
Craig Williamson has edited the definitive edition of The Old English Riddles of the Exeter Book
and also published A Feast of Creatures: Anglo-Saxon Riddle-Songs
. He teaches courses in medieval and renaissance literature, a survey of early English literature, and the history of the English language. He is also a published poet and translator participating in the department's creative writing offerings. He has published two books of poems about Africa: African Wings
(poems with a foreword by Alan Paton) and L.S. Senghor's Selected Poems/Poésie Choisies
(a bilingual edition with poems and translations).
His latest book is a translation of Old English poetry, Beowulf and Other Old English Poems
. His current research projects include a multi-volume set of all 30,000 lines of Old English poetry in translation and a study of the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien and its medieval roots.