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Carmen Acevedo Butcher

Lecturer
Office Address: 
M14 Wheeler Hall
Office Hours: 
M 1:00-3:00 pm in 2515 Hillegass Room 205, & by appointment
Phone: 
510-642-5570
Biography 

Carmen Acevedo Butcher has a Ph.D. in medieval literature from The University of Georgia. Teaching courses in introductory and advanced composition, advanced grammar, professional communication, history of the English language, publishing and editing, and British literature, she received the Carnegie Foundation/CASE Georgia Professor of the Year and other teaching awards. She has taught at universities on the east coast as well as at Sogang University in Seoul and has earned a TESOL certificate from Kennesaw State University. A two-time Fulbright scholar, she has also studied at University College London and at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg.

In addition to teaching at Berkeley, she has published with John Algeo a history of the English language textbook, Origins and Development of the English Language, and has written and lectured widely on the topics of linguistics, medieval literature, and women mystics. She has also translated numerous medieval and earlier classics, including Ælfric’s tenth-century sermons, Hildegard of Bingen: A Spiritual Reader, Man of Blessing: A Life of Benedict, and A Little Daily Wisdom, among others. Shambhala Publications recently added her translation of the fourteenth-century masterpiece of Christian mysticism, The Cloud of Unknowing (2009), to their new Shambhala Pocket Library series, for release sometime during the summer 2018 season. In cyberspace she can be found at her homepage here and at her Shambhala Author Page here.