me and some books, and a little owl of Athena there, for good measure

Welcome! Most of the time I go by Max, and I am a medievalist graduate student working on an M.A. and Ph.D. in literary studies in the English department 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 transhistorical problems of poetry, poetics, translation, reading, and medievalism. I also wear a number of hats on campus, and I am a research assistant working on Martin Foys‘s digital humanities project Digital Mappa.

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
Languages: English, Greek, Latin, and elementary Persian