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Sachi Shimomura

Associate Professor
Associate Chair
(804) 827-8418
Hibbs Hall 418


AB Stanford University
MA, PhD Cornell University

Research/Teaching Focus

Medieval literature, linguistic, mythology


Co-authored with Osamu Shimomura and John Brinegar. Luminous Pursuit: Jellyfish, GFP, and the Unforeseen Path to the Nobel Prize. Singapore: World Scientific, 2017.

Odd Bodies and Visible Ends in Medieval Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

Recent/Selected Publications

“The Walking Dead in Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale.” The Chaucer Review 48.1 (2013): 1–37.

“Remembering in Circles: The Wife’s Lament, Conversatio, and the Community of Memory.” Source of Wisdom: Old English and Early Medieval Latin Studies in Honour of Thomas D. Hill.  Ed. Charles D. Wright et al. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2007. 113–29.

“Visualizing Judgment: Illumination in the Old English Christ III.” Via Crucis: Essays on Early Medieval Sources and Ideas in Memory of J. E. Cross. Ed. Thomas N. Hall et al. Morgantown: West Virginia UP, 2002. 27–49.


Faculty photo by Patrick Scott Vickers – 2014

Upcoming Deadlines

Department Orientation Sessions
AUGUST 15, 2019

Classes Begin
AUGUST 20, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
AUGUST 26, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline

Fall Reading Day
OCTOBER 10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Last Day of Classes
DECEMBER 9, 2019

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British Virginia is a VCU-hosted series of scholarly editions of documents touching on the colony. These texts range from the 16th and 17th-century literature of English exploration to the 19th-century writing of loyalists and other Virginians who continued to identify with Great Britain. Editions appear principally in digital form, freely downloadable. 

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