Christopher Richard Fee





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 has staged the play in Kronborg Slot, aka "Hamlet's Castle." Fee has helped lead educational adventure treks through the Highlands of Scotland with the Office of Experiential Education. Fee has published various articles, has given many conference presentations, and has four books out, two about to be released, and one under contract. Gods, Heroes, and Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain, written with David Leeming, was published by Oxford University Press in 2001. Mythology in the Middle Ages, a volume in the Praeger series on the Middle Ages edited by Jane Chance, was released in 2011 to some acclaim. The Goddess: Myths of the Great Mother, published by Reaktion Press in London in March, 2016, and distributed in the US by the University of Chicago Press, was written with David Leeming. American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales, edited with Jeffrey Webb, was released by ABC-CLIO in August 2016. Arthur: God & Hero in Avalon, will be released by Reaktion in March of 2019. The Encyclopedia of Conspiracies & Conspiracy Theories in American History, edited with Jeffrey Webb, will be released in May of 2019.  From the Baltic to Byzantium: The History of the Vikings is available on Audible, as is From the Round Table to the Holy Grail: A Journey with King Arthur. See Fee's Amazon Author Page for a veritable cornucopia of all things Fee: amazon.com/author/christopherfee

Courses Taught