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Department of English Language and Literature


Kristin Harrell

Title: Graduate Student
PhD Candidate; Graduate Research Assistant
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
Kristin Harrell


B.F.A. in Studio Art (University of South Carolina), M.A. in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature (University of New Mexico), Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies (University of New Mexico)

Medieval English Literature, Theories of Embodiment, Visual Culture, Paleography, Digital Humanities

I study literature and visual culture— both very new and very old. I’ve taught English 101 as well as Medieval Sexuality in Television and Film, Renaissance to Modern Literature, and Ethics/Advocacy. My dissertation utilizes digital mapping and text analysis to explore the influence of medieval murals in the Book of Margery Kempe. I formerly assisted with the Modernism/modernity journal, the Incubator for Teaching Innovation, and the USC Humanities Collaborative. Currently, I am the Project Manager for the Otto F. Ege Digital Archive, creating a research database of medieval manuscripts and business documents related to their sales.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.