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Shannon Gonzenbach

Ph.D. Program
  • LAAH 420
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M.A., Bristol University, 2012
B.A., University of Michigan, 2011


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


  • Current 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
  • Presented a paper titled “Beowulf and Religious Significance through the Eyes of 20th and 21st Century Fiction” at the 2019 International Adaptations Studies Annual Conference
  • Currently serving as the Undergraduate Studies Graduate Representative for English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)
  • Presented at the Medieval Studies Institute Symposium at Indiana University: “Consequences of Chivalry: Violence and the Fall of Camelot in Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur”
  • Presented at Texas A&M University’s History Conference: “A Rich Man’s Game: The Politics of Power and Prestige in Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Black Arrow (1888)”