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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, dream visions, cultural game theory, affect theory, and grief and trauma studies.
- Digital Humanities
- Early Modern Studies
- Medieval Studies
- Presented at the 2021 International Conference on Medieval Studies: “Escaping Labyrinths: The Attempt of Chaucer’s Narrator to Console Himself in Book of the Duchess.”
- Presented at Texas Tech University’s 2021 Medieval and Renaissance Studies Center Spring Symposium: “Escaping Labyrinths in Book of the Duchess: Games of Solace in the Narrator’s Search for Consolation.”
- Accepted to present at the 2020 International Conference on Medieval Studies: “Escaping Labyrinths: The Attempt of Chaucer’s Narrator to Console Himself in Book of the Duchess.”
*Cancelled due to COVID-19
- Presented at the 2019 South-Central Renaissance Conference: “Transcribing John Donne: Developing a Digital Edition” (roundtable, with Sarah Valles, Sarah Sprouse, and Bridget Richardson).
- Presented at the 2018 Texas Medieval Association (TEMA) Conference: “The Chivalric Tale of ‘Best Sentence’: Viewing Arcite’s Disloyalty and Loss in the Game of Life.”