Br. Patrick Horner



Br. Patrick was born in Yonkers, N.Y. He was a student at Manhattan Prep (the Colleges 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.