The Eisenhower Institute

Chris Fee

Title: Edwin T. Johnson and Cynthia Shearer Johnson Distinguished Professor of Humanities, English

Box: Campus Box 0397
Address: Breidenbaugh Hall

North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

Phone: (717) 337 - 6762
Degree(s): PhD University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1997
MA University of Connecticut, 1995
MA Loyola University, 1991
MA Baldwin-Wallace College, 1989

Courses Taught: Survey of English Literature: Medieval & Renaissance
Growth of Romance
History of the English Language
Studies in LiteratureMedieval Epic Literature
Critical Methods
Topics in Medieval and Renaissance LiteratureTales of Sex in Middle Ages
Topics in Medieval and Renaissance LiteratureMythology in the Middle Ages
Topics in Medieval and Renaissance LiteratureThe Lit of Medieval Mysticism
Topics in Interdisciplinary StudiesPoverty, Educ, & Amer Dream
Medieval Drama
Medieval Epic Literature

Fee attended a small liberal arts college in Ohio; his undergraduate experience was not unlike that of his current students, and Gettysburg at times seems eerily familiar. Fee received a Master's in English at Loyola University in Chicago, where he spent a lot of time reading at the Newberry Library, drinking coffee with hipsters in Rogers Park, and riding the El at all hours of the night. From there Fee moved on to the University of Connecticut, where he received a Master's in Medieval Studies and admired the foliage. Fee then went to the University of Glasgow, in Scotland, where he received his Doctorate in English Language. He also ate a lot of haggis (he did!), drank very little single malt scotch, and hiked and climbed extensively in the Highlands. Fee is a specialist in Old English language and literature, with additional teaching and research interests in the following areas: the History of English; Middle English; Medieval Drama; Old Norse (that's the Viking stuff!); British, Medieval and Indo-European Mythology; theories of torture, pain, and the body as text; and technology and pedagogy. Fee teaches a first year seminar on the Literature of Homelessness that includes a substantial service-learning component in Washington, DC. In addition, Fee is an active participant in the Outdoors Education Programs offered by Gettysburg's Office of Experiential Education, and co-leads educational adventure treks through the Highlands and Islands of Scotland with John Regentin, Director of Experiential Education. Fee has published numerous articles, has given conference presentations on many different topics, and has one book out, one under contract and in process, and one under revision. Gods, Heroes, and Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain, written with David Leeming, was published by Oxford in 2001; the paperback was issued in March 2004. Mythology in the Middle Ages, a volume in the Praeger series on the Middle Ages edited by Jane Chance, is scheduled to be in print in January, 2011. Torture and Text in Anglo-Saxon England: Pain and the Body in Old English Religious Verse, currently under revision, is his third book project. Fee embraces technology in both its pedagogical and its scholarly guises: The Secret of Otter's Ransom will help users to visit and learn about some of the most spectacular archaeological and cultural sites of the British Isles and Iceland.

300 N Washington St, Box 2988
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
Tel 717.337.6685 Fax 717.337.8459

818 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
Tel 202.628.4444 Fax 202.628.4445