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 tweet and signal boost about my work and medieval studies at @maxgray20.
I study Old English poetry and poetics, with a special emphasis on modern and contemporary transmission, reception and translation. My writing and research focuses on transhistorical problems of poetry, poetics, translation, reading, affect, and medievalism. I am a research assistant on the digital humanities resource 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, affect, transhistorical criticism
Languages: English, Greek, Latin, and elementary Persian