Robert C. Rice | Christendom College


Robert C. Rice

English Language and Literature

Where were you educated?
B.A., University of California at Los Angeles
M.A., D.A., University of Oregon, English
Ph.D., University of Oregon, English

What classes do you teach?
Rhetoric and Composition, Composition and Critical Reading, Literature of Western Civilization I-IV, Classical and Early Christian Literature, Medieval English Literature, The Literature of Anglo-Saxon England, The Age of Chaucer, Literature of Medieval Christendom, History of Britain I, Renaissance English Literature, Shakespeare: Comedies & Romances, Shakespeare: Histories & Tragedies, Milton, English Romantic & Victorian Literature, History of the English Language, Old English (Language), Western Artistic Heritage (with H. Reed Armstrong), Special Topics in Literature: The Icelandic Sagas, Special Topics in Literature: Dostoevsky’s Novels, Honors Seminar: The Dream of the Rood

What is your favorite class to teach?
Shakespeare’s Histories & Tragedies and the Literature of Anglo-Saxon England

Do you have any hobbies?
Trail-blazing, then maintaining The Christendom Trails, Runology

What do you like most about Christendom?
Our academic community of faculty and students joyfully joined in a common intellectual and spiritual enterprise grounded in the truth of the Catholic faith; the fact that Christendom is more like a large Catholic family than a mere institution.

What are your ares of expertise and/or research?
Old and Middle English language and literature; Germanic philology

Where have you been published?
The Dream of the Rood and the Practice of Penitential Meditation, with a translation of The Dream of the Rood,” Faith and Reason XXX. Nos. 3 & 4 (Autumn and Winter 2005). 297-334.

Over 200 columns of The Middle English Dictionary, Fascicles M-S, Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1976-1990.

“The Penitential Motif in Cynewulf’s Fates of the Apostles and in His Epilogues,”Anglo-Saxon England 6 (1977)

Hreowcearig ‘Penitent, Contrite’,” English Language Notes 12, No. 4 (June, 1975)

“Sehnsucht and Joy,” Bulletin of the New York C. S. Lewis Society 4, No. 8 (June, 1973)

Assistant Editor. Common Faith. Christendom Publications. numerous unsigned articles. 1981-82

Numerous book reviews, Reflections… The Wanderer Review of Literature, Culture, the Arts, 1982-90; The University Bookman, 1997

Editorial Board, book reviews, Faith & Reason, Christendom Press, 1982-current

What kind of professional activities and associations are you active in?
The Association of Literary Scholars & Critics, The Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, The International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, The Medieval Academy of America, National Association of Scholars

Contact information:
Dr. Robert C. Rice
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630
W: 800.877.5456 ext. 1279
H: 540.635.3017
F: 540.636.1655