Fred Porcheddu teaches courses on medieval and Early Modern British and European literature, including the Arthurian and Charlemagne legends, Chaucer, and pastoral poetry, as well as on children’s literature, fantasy literature, gothic and horror fiction, and the history of the English Language. His essays on editorial practice, medieval manuscript collecting, and literary history have appeared in journals including Philological Quarterly, Manuscripta, Art Documentation, and The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. He is thoroughly enjoying his collaboration with Dr. Patrick J. Murphy of Miami University on a book-length study of Cambridge medievalist and ghost story writer M.R. James; their first essay on James recently appeared in English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, and a second is forthcoming from Studies in Medievalism. In 2012 he was named the inaugural holder of Denison’s Viola Kleindienst Professorship.