Dr Erin Sebo

Senior Lecturer

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

+61 8 82015883
place Humanities Building (265)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Erin has taught at Monash University (Melbourne), University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and Queen's University Belfast. She is currently Lecturer in Anglo-Saxon Literature at Flinders University (Adelaide). She is a collaborator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the study of the History of Emotion. Her first monograph, In Enigmate: the history of a riddle from 400-1500, is forthcoming from Four Courts Press.


BA (Hons.), Monash University

MA, Monash University

PhD, Trinity College Dublin

Honours, awards and grants

Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2017

Project Grant, FiRTH, 2017

Research Grant, FiRTH, 2015

Muriel McCarthy Research Fellowship, Archbishop Marsh’s Library, 2013

Fellowship, ASSB Fund, 2010

Project Grant, Irish Reserach Council for Humanities and Social Sciences, 2010

Key responsibilities

Lecturer in Medieval Literature

Honours Co-ordinator, English and Creative Writing

Research interests
  • Anglo-Saxon poetry
  • Beowulf
  • Wisdom literature
  • Orality, influence and intertextuality
  • The history of emotion
  • Gender and the heroic ethos
Topic coordinator
CREA7701 Research Methods
CREA3102 Medieval Myths and Monsters
ENGL3111 Big Books 2
Topic lecturer
ARCH2214 Europe Before Europe
ARCH8151 History, Theory and Issues in Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
ENGL3110 Big Books 1
ENGL2133 The Anglo-Saxon World
Higher degree by research student achievements
Liam McGeagh

International Undergraduate Award (Highly Commended) - OCT 2017

Jennifer Hekmeijer

Ann Flaxman Prize (Dux of English Honours) - APR 2018

Jennifer Hekmeijer

University Medal - APR 2018

Jennifer Hekmeijer

Richard Conyers Prize (Best English Honours Thesis) - APR 2018

Expert for media contact
Literature - English
Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
Medieval Burial Practice
The Middle Ages
Available for contact via
+61 8 82015883
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Literature - English
  • Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
  • Medieval Burial Practice
  • The Middle Ages
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