Dr. J. Davis-Secord researches the literature of early medieval England. His interests have evolved from linguistic and stylistics emphases to investigations of race, sex, and gender in the Old English and Latin literature composed in early medieval England.
- "Sequences and Intellectual Identity at Winchester." In Latinity and Identity in Anglo-Saxon England, edited by Rebecca Stephenson and Emily Thornbury. Forthcoming.
- "Rhythm and Music: The Sequences of Notker Balbulus." The Journal of Medieval Latin, 22.
- "Scribal Interpretations of Genre in the Old English Boethius." Carmina Philosophiae: Journal of the International Boethius Society 19 (2010): 1-23. Repr. in Boethius and Vernacular Traditions of The Consolation of Philosophy, edited by Noel Harold Kaylor, Jr. and Philip Edward Phillips (Medieval Institute Publications).
- "Rhetoric and Politics in Archbishop Wulfstan's Old English Homilies." Anglia: Journal of English Philology 126, no. 1 (2008): 65-96. Repr. in Classical and Medieval Literary Criticism 135 (Gale, forthcoming).