Professor Stanley Greenfield (1922-1987) spent the major part of his teaching career at the University of Oregon. He also held visiting professorships at UCLA, UC Berkeley, University of Regensburg and a research fellowship at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. His numerous publications included criticismA Critical History of Old English Literature, Hero and Exile (posthumous, ed. George Brown), and others; translationA Readable Beowulf; and bibliographies. Greenfield co-founded the International Association of Ango-Saxonists and Anglo-Saxon England. As scholar-teacher, he won a number of awards, among them the Haskins Medal from the Medieval Academy of America and PMLA's prize for outstanding article. He also received Guggenheim, NEH and Fulbright fellowships. During World War II, Greenfield served in the U.S. Army deciphering tank codes.
Fred C. Robinson is the Douglas Tracy Smith Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University. He is the author of nine books and over a hundred articles dealing with various periods of English language and literature. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. He received the Haskins Medal for outstanding article from the Medieval Academy of America.