Professional Activities

  • Reader: Chaucer Review
  • Member: CEA Committee on the PhD (national), 1969-70
  • Organizer and First Chairman: Old English Discussion Circle, SAMLA, 1973
  • Member: Old English Discussion Circle Nominating Committee, SAMLA, 1973-76
  • Commentator (on Kratz, “The Source of Hrafnkels saga freysgoþa,” and Tripp, “Grendel’s Attack and Defeat: A Reconsideration …”): Southeast Medieval Association, 1975
  • Secretary: Old and Middle English Section, NEMLA, 1975-76
  • Chairperson: Old English Section, Southeast Medieval Association, 1976
  • Member: Nominating Committee, Southeast Medieval Association, 1976-77
  • Chairman: Chaucer Section, The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, 1976
  • Chairman: MLA Seminar: “The Teaching of Beowulf,” 1976
  • Treasurer: Israel Association of Writers in English, 1982-89
  • Co-editor, arc, The Journal of the Israel Association of Writers in English, 1982-89
  • Corresponding Secretary (for Israel): International Arthurian Society, 1986-present
  • Session Organizer: Chaucer, The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, 1987
  • Delegate: MLA Delegate Assembly (Representing the “Rest of the World”), 1988-91
  • Chairman: Medieval Literature, Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA) XXV Conference, Macquarie University.  Sydney, Australia 1989
  • Chairman: MLA program arranged by Division on Comparative Studies in Medieval Literature: “Dimensions of Futurity in Medieval Literature.”  New York, 1992.
  • Reader and Member of the International Editorial Board: Arthuriana, 1994-2000.
  • Reader and Member of the International Editorial Board: Disputatio, 1994-97.
  • Editor, arc-18, The Journal of the Israel Association of Writers in English, 2006.
  • Chairman: Rethinking the Contexts and Sources of Chaucer’s Poetry, New Chaucer Society, 2008.
  • Editor (with Mark L. Levinson), arc-22 (the humor issue), The Journal of the Israel Association of Writers in English, 2012.