Dr Francis Leneghan

Dr Francis Leneghan


Associate Professor of Old English 


Francis is University Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Old English at the English Faculty. Before coming to Oxford in 2008, he taught medieval English at Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. He is interested in all aspects of Old English literature, especially heroic poetry, the reception of the Bible and writing associated with King Alfred.


He is the author of The Dynastic Drama of ‘Beowulf’ (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2020) and co-editor of The Psalms and Medieval English Literature: From the Conversion to the Reformation (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2017) and The Psalms in Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England, special edition of English Studies 98.1 (2017).


He is a co-organiser of The Oxford Psalms Network and co-director of Oxford Medieval Studies, a forum for interdisciplinary research on the Middle Ages.