I am a medievalist graduate student working on a 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 completed an M.A. in 2016. I tweet and signal boost about my work, DH and medieval studies at @maxgray20.
I study Old English poetry and poetics, with a special emphasis on modern and contemporary transmission, reception, translation, and medievalism. My writing and research focus on transhistorical problems of poetry, poetics, translation, reading, interpretation, and affect. I am a research assistant on the digital humanities platform project Digital Mappa. This position allows me to explore how digital tools, techniques and thinking can respond to contemporary problems of research, reading, interpretation, criticism, and publishing in literary studies and the humanities.
Contact: mgray5 [at] wisc [dot] edu | @maxgray20
Keywords: Old English, poetry and poetics, translation, media, medievalism, digital humanities, comparative literature, world literature, ecocriticism, psychoanalysis, transhistorical criticism, queer theory, crip theory
Degrees: MA, English, UW-Madison; MA, Comparative Literature, UW-Madison; BA, English, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Rhodes College
Languages: English, Greek, Latin, and elementary Persian