Allen Frantzen has retired from his career in education and is now focusing on his passion for writing as an author.
Throughout his career as a professor, Frantzen has written many publications for essay collections, book chapters, encyclopedia articles, and beyond.
The majority of his work focuses on English and history, with a particular focus on World War I and the Middle Ages. Allen Frantzen holds such great interest in these subjects and historical eras for a few distinct reasons.
In 1970, Allen Frantzen spent a year in Korea as a soldier in the U.S. Army.
History, World War I, and The Middle Ages were all subjects in Allen Frantzen’s academic speciality. Many of the images and ideas from the Middle Ages were used during World War I to recruit and build up spirit.
To learn more about his academic specialities and other knowledgeable subjects, follow Allen Frantzen on Quora.
Listed below are some of the most well known books and publications by Allen Frantzen:
With the use of archaeological and textual findings, Allen Frantzen explains how words and language associated with food contributed to the formation of social identity at all levels of Anglo-Saxon society.
–Before the Closet: Same-Sex Love from “Beowulf” to “Angels in America” (1998)
Before the Closet sets out to challenge the long-accepted view points about homosexuality and same-sex relationships throughout the Middle Ages. In the book, Frantzen is noted for his use of comprehensive and wryly funny language to make what is a challenging and difficult topic an enjoyable and interesting read.
–Desire for Origins: New Language, Old English, and Teaching the Tradition (1990)
In Desire for Origins, Allen Frantzen dives into Old English language and literature to investigate its relationship with scholarship, ideology, and cultural relevance.
For more information about Allen Frantzen and his passions for writing, boxing, traveling, and beyond, check out his personal website: http://allenfrantzen.com/.
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