As a lexicographer and editor in western Massachusetts, Dr. Bollard has taught courses in Mediaeval Welsh literature at the University of Massachusetts, the University of Connecticut, and Yale University.
He has also taught courses in English at Smith College and Mount Holyoke College.
He has also published translations of early Welsh Arthurian poetry, the romance of Peredur, the prophetic poetry of Myrddin (Merlin), and Chaucer’s Wife of Bath’s Tale.
He recently served as Executive Editor of the African American National Biography at Harvard University, and is currently Editorial Director of the Native American Biography Project, which aims to produce 2,000 biographies of Native North Americans, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, First Nations, Inuit, and Metis figures of note throughout history..
BA. University of Rochester, NY.
MA in Medieval Welsh Language, Literature, and History, Aberystwyth.
Research: Mediaeval literature, especially early Arthurian literature.
PhD. University of Leeds; (Comparative study of Middle English and Welsh Arthurian narrative).
(First published 02/02/2014: Shan Morgain)