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Dr. Chris Pipkin

Chris Pipkin received his Ph.D. in English from The Catholic University of America in 2016, but he has been teaching in some capacity since 2007.  He teaches a wide range of composition and literature classes and gravitates toward works that feature travel or the supernatural.  He is currently researching and writing about monsters and relics in medieval literature and is especially interested in how strange objects help us interact with our most important stories.  He believes that literature is densely packed with glory, manufactured as it is by broken walking images of God.

Recent publications include “Monster Relics: The Giant, the Archangel, and Mont-Saint-Michel in the Alliterative Morte Arthure” (Arthuriana,2017) and “Love Without Mesure: Proverb Problems in the Lais of Marie De France” (Neophilologus,2019).  Although he is a medievalist, he also has a weakness for early twentieth century weird fiction and fractured fairy tales, as well as just about anything by the Oxford Inklings (C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and pals).

His hobbies include spending time with his loud and attractive family, creative writing, and occasional travel, especially to Eastern and Central Europe.  He is an active member of St. Thomas Anglican Church in Athens.