Sharon M. Rowley (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1996) is currently Associate Professor of English at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. Her scholarly interests include the reception and transmission of Bede’s Historia ecclesiastica in the Middle Ages, Old and Middle English manuscripts and textuality, Old English prose, anonymous homilies and otherworldly visions. She has published articles on all of these topics, including ‘Textual Studies, Gender and Performance in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’, in The Chaucer Review 38.2 (2003) and ‘Bede and the Northern Kingdoms’, in The Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature, ed. Clare Lees, 2012. Her book, The Old English Version of Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica, was published by D.S. Brewer in 2011. She is currently working on a new critical edition of the Old English version of Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica with Greg Waite (Otago, NZ), with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.