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Shannon Gonzenbach

Gonzenbach-Shannon
Ph.D. Program
Contact
  • smgonzen@tamu.edu
  • LAAH 420
Professional Links

Education

M.A., Bristol University, 2012
B.A., University of Michigan, 2011

Bio

Shannon received her B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in English Literature and continued her studies with a M.A. at Bristol University in the United Kingdom. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in medieval and early modern literature with a focus on the Arthurian legend under Tudor and Stuart monarchs.

Research Interests

  • Early Modern Studies
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Adaptation Studies

Accomplishments

  • Invited contributor for the forthcoming The Caxton Nexus edited collection with an article titled “Printing the Christian Worthies: Tracing William Caxton’s Courtly Politics in the 1480s.”
  • Past Advanced Doctoral Fellow for the World Shakespeare Bibliography
  • Received a 2020 Cushing/Glasscock Graduate Humanities Research Award
  • Was the Spring 2020 Kelsey Fellow with Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
  • Past President and Undergraduate Studies Graduate Representative for English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)
  • Presented paper, “Chivalric Law and Order: The Concept of Justice in Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur” at the 2022 International Congress on Medieval Studies
  • Presented paper, “The Virgin Queen’s Inheritance: Historical Arthur in The Misfortunes of Arthur,” at the 2022 Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Presented paper, “The Virgin Queen’s Inheritance: Sexual Purity and British Identity in The Misfortunes of Arthur,” at the 2021 International Congress on Medieval Studies
  • Presented paper “Beowulf and Religious Significance through the Eyes of 20th and 21st Century Fiction” at the 2019 International Adaptations Studies Annual Conference