Welcome! My name is Max, and I am a medievalist graduate student working on an M.A. and Ph.D. in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My first home at UW-Madison was the Comparative Literature department, where I spent three years and earned an M.A. in 2016. I relocated to the English department in 2017, and you can find me on Twitter.
I work primarily with Old English poetry and its Modern English translation, and my work focuses on problems of poetry, poetics, translation, and medievalism. My languages are: English, Greek and Latin.
I am currently a Research Assistant for Martin Foys working on his Digital Mappa project. You can read more about my work on the project on the blog of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture.
In the past my work has been supported by a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, awarded by the Center for South Asia on campus, for the study of Persian.
Contact: mgray5 [at] wisc [dot] edu | @maxgray20
Keywords: Old English, poetry and poetics, translation, language, mimesis, lyric and epic, medievalism, comparative literature, world literature, ecocriticism, digital humanities, media