Revell, Tom

Tom Revell

Stipendiary Lecturer in English

Academic background

BA (Hons) English with a Year Abroad in Germany – University of Leicester

MSt English (650-1550) – St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford

DPhil English – Balliol College, University of Oxford


Undergraduate: Prelims 2 (650-1350); FHS Paper 2 (1350-1550); Course II Paper 1 (650-1100), Paper 2 (1066-1550); 5a Material Text; Visiting Students and Dissertations across the medieval period.

Graduate: —

Research interests

My main research focus is in Old English poetry, especially its compositional techniques and analysing evidence of intertextuality, but I am also interested in hagiography, translation, and literary culture. I have previously been a College Lecturer at Keble College, and a Research Assistant on the ERC-funded CLASP project. I have published on lexicography and artificial intelligence, and am also a commissioned translator of contemporary German and Portuguese poetry.

Recent Publications

‘Word-hord’: a Lexicon of Old English Verse, with a Particular Focus on the Distribution of Nominal and Adjectival Compounds, eds. Orchard, A., Cahilly-Bretzin, G., Gillis, M., Perks, J., and Revell, T., 2nd edn., CLASP Ancillary Publications 1 (Oxford: 2022), Open Access, ISBN 978-1-3999-3303-2.

T. Revell, W. Yeadon, et al., “ChatGPT versus Human Essayists: An Exploration of the Impact of Artificial Intelligence for Authorship and Academic Integrity in the Humanities”, submitted to the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education (AI Special Issue) (September 2023)