Faculty & Staff

Dr. Stephen Yandell

Associate Professor , English

Associate Professor , English Graduate Program

ML 4446
302 Hinkle Hall

Phone: (513) 745-3598

Fax: (513) 745-3065


  • Ph.D. (Indiana University)

First Year at Xavier University:



Medieval Prophecy and Dream-Vision Poetry, Welsh Literature, Medievalism and Popular Culture, Chaucer, Tolkien


Stephen Yandell grew up in Missouri and Texas and studied as an undergraduate at the University of Nebraska and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Steve’s interest in medieval literature and Celtic language politics led him to Indiana University where, as a Jacob K. Javits Fellow, he completed his doctoral work in medieval political prophecy. His current publications include a translation of a Middle Welsh prose narrative in Medieval Literature for Children and a co-edited collection of essays entitled Prophet Margins: The Medieval Vatic Impulse and Social Stability. His current research interests include medieval prophecy, Welsh politics, narrative theory, and the writings of the Inklings (J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Charles Williams).

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