Roberta Frank

Marie Borroff Professor of English

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Harvard University
B.A., English and Comparative Literature, New York University
My research and teaching focus on all aspects (literary, historical, archaeological) of early England and Scandinavia, but I also belong to that crypto-group of poetry people attracted to verse of all periods and places. Looking back, I see that most of my essays have had a polemical purpose, exploring the hidden expressive powers of literatures that were new more than a millenium ago.
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