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UK Fellow, Medieval Studies, elected in 1990

Professor Janet Bately FBA

English Language and Literature

About this Fellow

Janet Bately is Sir Israel Gollancz Professor Emeritus of English Language and Medieval Literature, King's College, London. A student at Somerville College Oxford, she began her academic career at Birkbeck College London, where she was successively Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer and Reader, moving to King's College, London as Professor of English Language and Literature in 1977. She was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1990 and made CBE in 2000. Still actively engaged in research, her specialisms are in Old English language and literature, and bilingual dictionaries of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/english/people/staff/emeritus/index.aspx

Appointments

Current post

  • Sir Israel Gollancz Professor Emeritus of English Language and Medieval Literature, King's College London

Past Appointments

  • Professor of English Language and Medieval Literature, King's College London University of London, 1977 - 1995
  • Sir Israel Gollancz Research Professor, King's College London University of London, 1995 - 1997
  • Sir Israel Gollancz Professor Emeritus of English Language and Medieval Literature, King's College London, King's College London University of London, 1977

Publications

Bilingual Dictionaries of the Renaissance and early 17th centuries, The Oxford History of Lexicography, ed. A.P. Cowie. 2009

Ohthere's Voyages, A late 9th century account of voyages along the coasts of Norway and Denmark and its cultural context Maritime Culture of the North 1 2007

The Old English Orosius 1980

The Anglo Saxon chronicle: MS A 1986

The Tanner Bede 1992

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