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Gavin Davis

Gavin Davis

4 Burrowes Building, Cubicle J
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Gavin Davis

Summer 2022 Office Hours

Spring 2022: W/Th 10:00-12:00 or by appointment. Remote office hours by appointment due to COV-19 climate. Email gsd5080@psu.edu to arrange a time.

Education

M.A. English Literature, The Pennsylvania State University
B.A. English Literature, Whitworth University, magna cum laude

Professional Bio

I am a first year Ph.D. student with research interests in Old English Literature, medieval literature, and popular representations of the Middle Ages. Inspired by an early love of Tolkien, I am interested in studying the similarities and differences between modern and medieval attitudes towards war and weapons, and how popular representations of the Middle Ages (historically accurate or not) illustrate 21st century fears, desires, and changes in identity.

Areas of Specialization

Medieval Literature

Old English Literature, medieval literature, representations of military history, and popular interpretations of the Middle Ages