Allen Frantzen is an author and retired educator with interests in reading, writing, music, boxing, history, and travel.
Before establishing his long and successful career as a professor, Allen Frantzen attended Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa from 1965 to 1969. Here, Allen earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating magna cum laude and earning the J.J. O’Connor Award as an outstanding member of his senior class. While studying at Loras College, Frantzen also worked as an editor of the campus newspaper and was a contributing writer for the school’s literary magazine.
Over the course of his career and up through his retirement, Allen Frantzen has been involved in writing and editing numerous publications for a variety of platforms. From essay collections, to journal publications, to books, articles, book chapters, encyclopedia articles, reviews, plays, musicals, and other creative works, Allen Frantzen has done it all. Check out some of his most popular work and profile on Certified Consumer Reviews: http://certifiedconsumerreviews.com/allen-frantzen/.
While Allen has written on many subjects over the years, he has a particular focus on history, especially World War I and the Middle Ages. Frantzen is interested in these subjects largely because of his past experiences as a soldier along with his studies as an academic scholar. Some of his most well known books include:
–The Literature of Penance in Anglo Saxon England (1983)
–Desire for Origins: New Language, Old English, and Teaching the Tradition (1990)
–Before the Closet: Same-Sex Love from “Beowulf” to “Angels in America” (1998)
–Food, Eating, and Identity in Early Medieval England (2014)
–King Alfred (Twayne’s English Authors Series) (1986)
–Le littérature de la Pénitence dans L’Angleterre AngloSaxonne (1991)
–“Troilus and Criseyde”: The Poem and the Frame (Twayne’s Masterworks Series) (1993)
–Anglo-Saxon Keywords (2012)
Beyond his expertise in the subjects of history, World War I, and the Middle Ages, Allen Frantzen is also interested in books related to the sport of boxing. Allen has a large collection of boxing books that he has summarized and written reviews for.
To learn more about books, reviews, and other publications from Allen Frantzen, check out the books page on his website: http://allenfrantzen.com/books.