Peter Dendle

Peter Dendle
PROFESSOR ENGLISH, Liberal Arts
717-749-6167

Peter Dendle is a professor of English at Penn State Mont Alto. He specializes in Old and Middle English language and literature; folklore and culture; 20th and 21st century representations of the Middle Ages; and the monstrous in film, folklore, and society. Although his primary work is on the Early Middle Ages (Anglo-Saxon England), he also has published on zombie movies, cryptozoology, and other culturally important texts from the contemporary world.

Education: 
B.A., University of Kentucky, English and Philosophy, 1990
M.A., Yale University, English, 1991
M.A., University of Kentucky, Philosophy, 1993
Ph.D., University of Toronto, English, 1998
Research Interests: 
Religious, folkloric, and literary representations of the demonic, as a lens through which societal ideals and anxieties can be viewed