Megan Hartman

Associate Professor

Office: THMH 205B   |    Phone: (308) 865-8984   |    Email:

Megan E. Hartman



Ph.D., English.  Indiana University. 2011.
M.A., English.  Indiana University.  2005.
B.A., English.  University of New Hampshire.  2003.

Professional Appointments

Associate Professor of English, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2016-present.
Assistant Professor of English, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2011-2016.
Teaching Fellow, Indiana University, 2009-2011.
Associate Instructor, Indiana University, 2005-2009.

Areas of Academic & Teaching Interest
  • Medieval Literature and Language
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Poetics
  • Speculative Fiction
Classes Taught
  • English 101: Introduction to Academic Writing
  • English 188: Portal: Old Norse Mythology in History and Popular Culture
  • English 250: Introduction to British Literature
  • English 254: Special Topics: Children’s and Young Adult Fantasy
  • English 303: Introduction to Linguistics
  • English 304: Grammar I
  • English 404: History of the English Language
  • English 462/872P: Early and Middle English Literature


  • “Integrating Literary Approaches: Translation and Modernization.” Teaching History of the English Language, ed Colette Moore and Chris Palmer. Modern Language Association, forthcoming. 
  •  “Metrical Alternation in The Fortunes of Men.Old English Philology: Studies in Honor of R.D. Fulk. Eds. Leonard Neidorf, Rafael J. Pascual, and Tom Shippey, Boydell & Brewer, 2016, 311-330. 
  •  “New Evidence for an Old Perspective on Hypermetric Verse Structure.” Notes and Queries (2015): 513-16.
  •  “New Applications for Word Foot Theory.” Aspects of Early English Poetic Culture: Studies in Honor of Geoffrey R. Russom, eds. M. J. Toswell and Lindy Brady, under contract with Medieval Institute Publications, 2016.
  •  “Style and Politics in The Battle of Brunanburh and The Battle of Maldon.Studies in the History of the English Language VI: Evidence and Method in Histories of English. Ed Michael Adams, Laurel J. Brinton, and R. D. Fulk. Berlin, Germany: de Gruyter Mouton, 2015. 201-18. 
  •  “The Limits of Poetic Conservatism in Old English Poetry.” The Dating of Beowulf: A Reassessment, ed. Leonard Neidorf, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2014. 79-96. 
  •  “Hypermetric Form in Old English Gnomic Poetry.” Studia Metrica et Poetica 1 (2014): 68-99. 
  •  “Beowulf Then and Now: Understanding Medieval Heroes through Modern Contrasts.” Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 21.1 (2014): 51-69. 
  •  “Poetic Attitudes and Adaptations in Late Old English Verse.” Leeds Studies in English 43 (2012): 73-91. 
  •  “A Drawn-Out Beheading: Style, Theme, and Hypermetrics in the Old English Judith.” The Journal of English and Germanic Philology 110.4 (2011): 421-440. 
  • “The Syntax of Old English Hypermetrics.” English Studies 91.4 (2010): 477-491. 
  • “Stressed and Spaced Out: Manuscript Evidence for Beowulfian Prosody.” Anglo-Saxon 1 (2008): 201-220.
  • Review of Introduction to Old English, by Peter S. Baker. The Medieval Review. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan University Library, Scholarly Publishing Office, 20 June, 2008.