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MemberMaxwell Gray

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 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.