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Walker Horsfall is a native of Toronto, Canada, and a graduate from the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto.
His research, broadly conceived, is on the intersection between medieval literature and natural philosophy. His main focus is on Middle High German religious and love poetry from the twelfth to the fourteenth centuries, with additional attention to Arthurian courtly romances and mystical texts. His work examines what these medieval texts can contribute to our understanding of the histories of gender, sexuality, religion, and science. Currently, he is exploring the use of rhetorical and narratological strategies in medieval German and Scandinavian texts as a way of encoding contemporary scientific information, particularly astronomical information.
PhD, University of Toronto
GER 211 - Conversation and Writing (Fall 2022)
SCAN 251 - Viking Mythology (Fall 2022)
“Die Klage der Kunst,” co-authored with Markus Stock, in Konrad von Würzburg: ein Handbuch, ed. Markus Stock (De Gruyter, forthcoming 2023).
“Frauenlob’s Catechetical Imperative: Form and Function in the Kreuzleich,” Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie 138.1 (2019): 67–82.
“Konrad von Würzburg: A Bibliography,” co-authored with Markus Stock, published on the TSpace Repository, University of Toronto Libraries. Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/76860