Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research Biography

Erin has taught at Monash University (Melbourne), University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and Queen's University Belfast. She is currently Senior Lecturer in Medieval Literature at Flinders University (Adelaide). She is a collaborator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the study of the History of Emotion. She has published widely on early English literature, linguistics, and archaeology, and has a recurring segment in The Sunday Mail (Adelaide) on medieval cultures. Her first monograph, In Enigmate: the history of a riddle from 400-1500, was published in 2018. Her latest monograph on the Old English epic Beowulf is forthcoming with Manchester University Press (2021).

Research Interests

  • Medieval literature and language
  • The history of emotion
  • Medieval archaeology, especially mortuary archaeology
  • Digital humanities
  • Palaeography and codicology 

Supervised Students Successes

  • Aug 2019 Matthew Firth - The Society for Court Studies Annual Essay Prize
  • Jun 2019 Matthew Firth - St Andrews Institute for Medieval Studies Essay Prize, proxime accessit.
  • Apr 2019 Cassandra Schilling - Dux of History Honours)
  • Apr 2019 Cassandra Schilling - Richard Conyers Prize (Best English Honours Thesis)
  • Apr 2018 Jennifer Hekmeijer - Ann Flaxman Prize (Dux of English Honours)
  • Apr 2018 Jennifer Hekmeijer - Richard Conyers Prize (Best English Honours Thesis)
  • Apr 2018 Jennifer Hekmeijer - University Medal
  • Oct 2017 Liam McGeagh - International Undergraduate Award (Highly Commended)
  • Sep 2017 Matthew Firth - Cerae Journal Essay Prize

Completed Supervisions

Associate Supervisions:
  • Archaeology (2)

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Monash University

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Monash University

PhD, Trinity College Dublin


  • Registered

Research Areas

  • Literature


Dive into the research topics where Erin Sebo is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 1 Similar Profiles

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or