Anne Klinck

Professor Emerita in English
Encaenia Ceremony B, May 20, 2010

During her 18-year career at UNB, Anne Klinck distinguished herself as one of the most productive and most learned scholars in the department of English.

She is an internationally respected authority on lyric poetry in the female voice known as “woman’s song.”  Known for her interdisciplinary approach, she connected medieval English literature with the literature of classical antiquity and historical linguistics.

In addition to being a highly regarded researcher, Dr. Klinck is a respected professor who passed her love of learning on to her students.

While at UNB, she chaired and served on numerous departmental and faculty committees, and co-directed the English majors and honours program.  She ran the English Language and Linguistics of English program for 18 years and was a student adviser in the Linguistics Program for close to 15 years.

Dr. Klinck’s contributions to linguistics extend beyond UNB. A member of six learned societies, she has served on the executive of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association and presented 18 refereed conference presentations.

She is an accomplished author, publishing five books, 22 refereed articles and book chapters, and numerous encyclopedia entries and book reviews.  Her first book has taken its place among the standard scholarly editions of Old English texts.