Christopher Richard Fee

Professor/Graeff Chair




Campus Box 0397


Breidenbaugh Hall
Room 406
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


PhD University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1997
MA University of Connecticut, 1995
MA Loyola University, 1991
BA Baldwin-Wallace College, 1989

Academic Focus

Medieval literature, Mythology, the Vikings

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 an MA in English at Loyola University in Chicago; from there Fee moved on to the University of Connecticut, where he received an MA in Medieval Studies. 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, drank a little single malt scotch, and hiked and climbed extensively in the Highlands. Fee teaches a class on the Literature of Homelessness that includes a service-learning component in Washington, DC. Fee's Medieval Drama courses modernize and stage productions, and Fee has taught a number of courses in Denmark, where his Hamlet class twice has staged the play in Kronborg Slot, aka "Hamlet's Castle." Fee has helped lead educational adventure treks through the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Fee has published various articles, has given many presentations, and has 6 books out, 1 soon to be released, and 1 under contract: Gods, Heroes, and Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain (Oxford 2001); Mythology in the Middle Ages (Praeger 2011); The Goddess: Myths of the Great Mother (Reaktion 2016); American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales (ABC-CLIO 2016); Arthur: God & Hero in Avalon (Reaktion 2019); and the award-winning Conspiracies & Conspiracy Theories in American History (ABC-CLIO 2019). Energy in American History: A Political, Social, and Environmental Encyclopedia is forthcoming, while In the Wake of the Vikings: ReDiscovering Norse America is under contract. Fee also has many series of audio lectures available through Audible and most other podcast platforms; see Fee's Amazon Author Page for a cornucopia of all things Fee: amazon.com/author/christopherfee

Courses Taught