Miranda Wilcox

Associate professor, English

4165 JFSB


Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

My classes aim to entice students to the wonderful and wacky imaginaries of medieval literature, particularly composed in Old and Middle English. I have enjoyed team teaching, co-directing study abroad programs at the London Centre, and developing a one-credit discussion course—HCOLL 480R Humanities & Belief— available to all BYU students.


My research focuses on early medieval religious culture, which has led me to European archives to transcribe manuscripts and a visiting fellowship at the University of York. I also write about Latter-day Saint historical consciousness drawing on more recent, local archival media.

Selected Publications

  • “Sacralizing the Secular in Latter-day Saint Salvation Histories (1890-1930),” Journal of Mormon
    History 46.3 (2020): 23-59.
  • Standing Apart: Mormon Historical Consciousness and the Concept of Apostasy. Edited with John Young. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • “Confessing the Faith in Anglo-Saxon England.” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 13.3 (2014):308-341.
  • “Creating the Cloud-Tent-Ship Conceit in Exodus.” Anglo-Saxon England 40 (2011):103-150.
  • “Alfred’s Epistemological Metaphors: Eagan modes and scip modes.” Anglo-Saxon England 35 (2006):179-217.


I have been involved in department and university assessment. I also enjoy participating in and fostering conversations about faith.

Citizenship assignments

  • Co-editor of the Living Faith Book series
  • Executive advisory board, Neil A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship
  • University Academic Review Committee member