Spenser Santos

Spenser Santos is completing a PhD in medieval English literature and an MFA in literary translation at the University of Iowa. He fell in love with languages in high school, and has been fascinated by Old English for almost a decade. His translations from Icelandic and Old English have been featured on Asymptote Journal’s Translation Tuesday blog.

Translations from Old English

The poems included here date to between the 7th and 10th centuries. Their original authors remain unknown. “The Dream of the Rood” is preserved in the Vercelli Book, and narrates the events of the crucifixion from the Cross’s perspective, recasting …

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