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Eric Weiskott
Assistant Professor of English, Boston College

Eric Weiskott is assistant professor of English at Boston College. He is the author of English Alliterative Verse: Poetic Tradition and Literary History (2016). He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Written by Eric Weiskott