Department of English

University of Toronto

Walton, Audrey

Audrey Walton
Assistant Professor; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor, University of Toronto St. George
UTSG Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, Room 733
UTSG Office Phone: 416-978-2698
Office Hours and/or Leave Status:
Fridays 5:30pm-6:30pm or by appointment

Teaching and Research Interests: Medieval Literature

Audrey Walton joins the University of Toronto from Columbia University, where she completed a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature and served as an instructor in the English Department and the Core Curriculum. Her current book project, New Wine in Old Skins: Vernacular Typology in Medieval English Poetry, 590-1390, examines the significance of sacred poetry in English to the political and social identity of the English church, from England’s conversion at the end of the sixth century to the flourishing of England’s vernacular theology in the fourteenth. This book participates in ongoing scholarly conversations about sacred language, vernacularity, and world religions. A second project explores the deep and extensive structural similarities in two important early English anthologies—one in Latin, the other in Old English—in order to shed new light on England’s bilingual literary culture. Both projects explore the potential networks, points of contact, and paths of information that enable ideas to cross linguistic divides.


“Gehyre se ðe Wille: The Old English 'Exodus' and the Reader as Exegete.” English Studies 94.1 (2013): 1–10.

"The Mendicant Margery: Mary Magdalene, Margery Kempe, and the Late Medieval Penitential Sermon." Mystics Quarterly 35.3-4 (2009): 1-29.

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