Brother Patrick Horner, FSC

Brother Patrick Horner, FSC


Department : English

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Phone : 718-862-7967

Office : MGL 402


PHD, SUNY University at Albany
MA, SUNY University at Albany
BA, Catholic University of America


Br. Patrick Horner, F.S.C. is a member of the District of Eastern North America of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (also known as the De La Salle Brothers), a Roman Catholic religious order devoted to the apostolate of Christian education. He has been a member of the English Department since 1977.


The literature of medieval England, with particular attention to the importance of religious prose (especially sermons) in both Latin and the vernacular.

Publications & Professional Activities

  • Index of Midle English Prose: Handlist XXI: A Handlist of the Manuscripts containing Middle English Prose in the e Musaeo and Hatton Collections, Bodleian Library, Oxford, Cambridge, Boydell & Brewer, 2014.
  • A Handlist of the Manuscripts containing Middle English Prose in the Digby Collection, Bodleian Library, Oxford. Brewer, 1986.
  • "Sermons and Homilies" (with Thomas J. Heffernan) in A Manual of the Writings in Middle English vol. 11, ed. P. Beidler. Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2005.
  • The Macaronic Sermons of MS Bodley 649: An Edition and Translation, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies). 2006
  •  "To 'speken in amphibologies': Reading Troilus and Criseyde V:763," The Chaucer Review 47.1 (2012), 84-94.
  • In addition, Brother Horner has published editions of medieval sermons and written essays on literature, especially medieval literature, in a number of academic journals.

Courses Taught/Teaching

ENGL 150      Roots: Literature
ENGL 309      British Literature: Beowulf to the Augustan Age
ENGL 312      Studies in Medieval British Literature
ENGL 331      History of the English Language
ENGL 369      Chaucer
ENGL 399      Independent Study
LLRN 102      Classical Origins of Western Culture