John Considine, MA, DPhil, FSA
Professor, Faculty of Arts - English & Film Studies Dept
4-55 Humanities Centre
11121 Saskatchewan Drive NWEdmonton ABT6G 2H5
I was educated at Bedford Modern School in England, and at Hertford College, Oxford. While I was a student, I did some freelance work for the Oxford English Dictionary; after earning my doctorate, I became one of its assistant editors, working on etymologies; I continue to do consultancy work for the dictionary. I taught at the University of Alberta from 1996 to 2021.
I am writing a new history of dictionaries in the English-speaking world in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, which is under contract with Oxford University Press; the first volume, treating the sixteenth century, will appear in 2022, and I am at work on the second.