Dr Rosalind Love

Reader in Insular Latin

Fellow of Robinson College

Contact Information

Robinson College, Cambridge, CB3 9AN
Department of ASNC
Faculty of English, 9 West Road , Cambridge CB3 9DP
Office: SR-40 (+44-1223-767316), email: rcl10@cam.ac.uk

Departmental and College Responsibilities

  • Teaching in Insular Latin language and literature (Part I, Paper 9; Part II, Paper 9)
  • Teaching in Textual Criticism (Part II, Paper 10)
  • Supervision of graduate students in Insular Latin and Old English literature
  • Director of Studies in ASNC for Christ’s College and Sidney Sussex College (on leave 2017-18)
  • Fellow Librarian, Robinson College

Academic Interests

Insular Latin literature; the sources for Anglo-Saxon literary culture; Insular Latin hagiography, particularly in the eleventh century; the Biblical commentaries of Bede; glosses and glossed manuscripts.

  • Co-Investigator, Boethius in Early Medieval Europe (Leverhulme funded) Oct 2007-Sept 2012
  • Member of the Management Committee of Fontes Anglo-Saxonici
  • Council member of the Henry Bradshaw Society and Publications secretary
  • General editor, Oxford Medieval Texts (Oxford University Press)
  • Executive editor, Anglo-Saxon England (Cambridge University Press)
  • Member of the editorial board for Filologia mediolatina
  • Director of the ‘Redazione inglese’ for Medioevo Latino. Bollettino bibliografico della cultura europea da Boezio a Erasmo (Spoleto).

Selected Publications

  • 'Folcard of Saint-Bertin and the Anglo-Saxon Saints at Thorney', in The Long Twelfth-Century View of the Anglo-Saxon Past, ed. M. Brett and D. Woodman (Farnham, 2015), pp. 27-45
  • 'Latin Commentaries on Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy', in The Brill Companion to Alfred the Great, ed. P. Szarmach and N.G. Discenza (Leiden, 2015), pp. 83-111
  • 'The Anglo-Saxon Saints of Thorney and their Hagiographer', in Hagiography in Anglo-Saxon England: Adopting and Adapting Saints' Lives into Old English Prose (c. 950-1150), ed. L. Lazzari, P. Lendinara and C. Di Sciacca (Porto, 2014), pp. 489-522
  • '"Torture me, rend me, burn me, kill me!" Goscelin of Saint-Bertin and the Depiction of Female Sanctity', in Writing Women Saints in Anglo-Saxon England, ed. Paul E. Szarmach (Toronto, 2013), pp. 274-306
  • Elisabeth M. C. Van Houts and Rosalind C. Love, ed. and trans., The Warenne (Hyde) Chronicle, Oxford Medieval Texts (Oxford, 2013)
  • 'Insular Latin literature to 900', in The Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature, ed. Clare A. Lees (Cambridge, 2013), pp. 120-57
  • The Latin Commentaries on Boethius's De Consolatione Philosophiae from the 9th to the 11th Centuries', in The Brill Companion to Boethius in the Middle Ages, ed. P. Phillips and N.H. Kaylor (Leiden, 2012), pp. 75-133
  • 'The Library of the Venerable Bede', in The History of the Book in Britain, vol. I, ed. R. Gameson (Cambridge, 2011), pp. 606-32
  • Simon Keynes and Rosalind Love, 'Earl Godwine's Ship', Anglo-Saxon England 38 (2010), 185-223
  • 'The World of Latin Learning', in The Cambridge Companion to Bede, ed. S. DeGregorio (Cambridge, 2010) pp. 40-53
  • 'Bede and John Chrysostom', Journal of Medieval Latin 17 (2007), pp. 72-86
  • 'Frithegod of Canterbury ’s Maundy Thursday Hymn', Anglo-Saxon England 34 (2006), 219-36
  • '“Et quis me tanto oneri parem faciet?” Goscelin of Saint-Bertin and the Life of St Amelberga', in Latin Learning and English Lore: Studies in Anglo-Saxon Literature for Michael Lapidge , ed. K. O’Brien O’Keeffe and A.P.M. Orchard, 2 vols. (Toronto, 2005), II, pp.232-52
  • 'The Life of St Wulfsige of Sherborne by Goscelin of Saint-Bertin, in St Wulfsige and Sherborne. Essays to Celebrate the Millennium of the Benedictine Abbey, 998-1998, ed. K. Barker, D.A. Hinton and A. Hunt (Oxford , 2005), pp. 98-123
  • Goscelin of Saint-Bertin, The Hagiography of the Female Saints of Ely, Oxford Medieval Texts (Oxford, 2004)
  • M. Lapidge and R.C. Love, 'England and Wales (600-1550)', in Hagiographies: histoire internationale de la littérature hagiographique latine et vernaculaire, en Occident, des origines à 1500, ed. G. Philippart (Turnhout, Brepols, 2001), vol. III, pp. 203-325
  • Fontes Anglo-Saxonici (electronic publications on the on-line Database): 797 entries on the sources of the Anglo-Saxon charters (1999); 2326 entries on the sources of Anglo-Latin Hagiography (1999-2000), 1100 entries on the sources of Bede’s Commentary on the Apocalypse, and 600 entries on the sources of Bede’s Commentary on Genesis, Books 1&2 (2000)
  • Three Anglo-Latin Saints’ Lives. Vita S. Birini , Vita et Miracula S. Kenelmi, Vita S. Rumwoldi, Oxford Medieval Texts (Oxford, 1996)