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Kristen York

Ph.D. Program
  • LAAH 458
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Kristen received her B.A. at Texas Tech University in English with a minor in linguistics. She continued her education at Texas Tech University and received her M.A. in English with a certificate in medieval and renaissance studies. She is continuing her studies in medieval literature in her Ph.D. program, having particular interests in consolatory texts, cultural game theory, plays and drama, and grief and trauma studies.

Research Interests

  • Digital Humanities
  • Early Modern Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Theory
  • Creative Writing


Fellowships (Selected)

  • Early Modern Dramatic Paratexts (EMDP) Research Fellowship. Department of English, Texas A&M University, 2022-2023
  • Research Enhancement Award. Department of English, Texas A&M University, 2022-2023

Conference Presentations (Selected)

  • “The Philosophical Entanglements of Boethius and Beowulf: Understanding Fortune’s True Self.” International Medieval Conference (IMC), July 2023 (Leeds, UK)
  • “Evolution of the Board: Tracing Medieval Games and Their Current Incarnations Through the Creation of a Digital Project.” International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), May 2023 (Kalamazoo, MI)
  • “Blurring Ideals of Heroism and Markers of Monstrosity in The Ninth Hour: The Beowulf Story.” Texas Tech University’s Medieval and Renaissance Studies Center International Conference, April 2023 (Lubbock, TX)
  • “The Unification of Two Entities Into One: Viewing the Marriage of Heurodis and Orfeo in Sir Orfeo Through the Allegory of Body and Soul.” Southeastern Medieval Association Conference (SEMA), November 2022 (Birmingham, AL)
  • “Viewing Pearl Through Game Theory: An Exposition of the Poet’s Remedy for Grief.” International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), May 2022 (virtual)