Kelly Williams

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Contact Information

4th Floor English Building
608 S. Wright St

Research Interests

  • Early Medieval British Literature and Language (pre-Norman Conquest)
  • Old English and Old Irish literature and culture
  • Space and place, pragmatics, feminist theory
  • Comics and Pop Culture Studies

Education

  • MA in English Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
  • BA in English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011

Courses Taught

  • History of the English Language (instructor)
  • Survey of British Literature to 1800 (teaching assistant)
  • Introduction to Fiction (instructor)
  • Introduction to Poetry (instructor)
  • Principles of Business Writing (instructor)

Highlighted Publications

Academic Publications

“Movement, Space, and Power in Cynewulf’s Juliana” (under consideration)

Review of Medievalism in A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones, by Shiloh Carroll, Journal of English and Germanic Philology 119.1 (2020).

Public Scholarship

“’Appreciate the Art’: Complicity and Collaboration in BioShock and The Evil Within 2.The Vault of Culture. 19 July 2019. https://www.vaultofculture.com/vault/feature/williams/bioshockevilwithin2

“Female Readership and Corruption in The Dark Phoenix Saga (1980) and Dark Phoenix (2019).” The Vault of Culture. 23 May 2019. https://www.vaultofculture.com/vault/feature/williams/darkphoenix

“What Exactly is ‘Sonnie’s Edge?’: Thinking About Women’s Bodies in Love Death + Robots.” The Vault of Culture. 14 April 2019. https://www.vaultofculture.com/vault/feature/williams/sonniesedge

Interviewed by Sean Douglass. “For Medieval Scholars, ‘Game of Thrones’ is Bittersweet.” The Clyde-Fitch Report. 1 August 2017. http://www.clydefitchreport.com/2017/08/game-of-thrones-medieval/