Br. Patrick Horner

Adjunct, English

Br. Patrick was born in Yonkers, N.Y. He was a student at Manhattan Prep (the College's now defunct preparatory school) for one year from 1959-60. Prior to coming to Manhattan College, Br. Patrick taught at La Salle Institute in Troy, NY (1968-75). He credits this teaching experience as having had the greatest impact on his life as a Brother. Br. Patrick has been a member of the English department at the College since 1977. He is a Giants fan and, of course, a Jaspers fan. Br. Patrick is interested in sports, especially golf, and enjoys opera and classical music as well as reading books on history and political biography.


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

Courses Taught

  • 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
  • Research

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

  • Publications and Scholarly 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.