Michael TreschowMichael Treschow Associate Professor, English

Dr. Michael Treschow
Associate Professor, English
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
CCS 345, 1148 Research Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

T: 250.807.9356
E: michael.treschow@ubc.ca

  • BA (History): University of Calgary, 1978
  • Diploma of Christian Studies: Regent College, 1980
  • MA (Medieval Studies): University of Toronto, 1983
  • Mediaeval Studies Licentiate: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1989
    License Thesis: Alfred’s Boethius as Wisdom Literature
  • Ph. D. (Medieval Studies): University of Toronto, 1991
    Dissertation: A Study of the ece word-group in Old English Literatureand the theme of eternity in the Alfredian translations.


Courses Taught Winter 2014 - 2015

English 340 Introduction to Old English

English 428 Chaucer's Canterbury Tales


Recent Research

"King Alfred's Scholarly Writings and the Authorship of the First Fifty Prose Psalms" The Heroic Age
A Journal of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe
Issue 12 (May 2009)
Michael Treschow, Department of Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan, Paramjit Gill, Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, UBC Okanagan, & Tim B. Swartz, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University

“Bombadil’s Role in The Lord of the Rings
Mythlore 25 (2006) 175-197
“A Stylometric Analysis of King Alfred’s Literary Work”
Journal of Applied Statistics 34 (2007) 1251-1258

Divine Creation in Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Thought

Forthcoming Research

In Volume 11 of The Heroic Age

A Statistical Proof that King Alfred the Great did not translate the Prose Psalms of the Paris Psalter

Ongoing Research

A New Edition of King Alfred’s translation of Augustine Soliloquies

An early sampling: Alfred’s Preface and Augustine’s Opening Prayer
Edited text
Modern English translation

Last reviewed shim11/24/2014 1:30:08 PM