Christopher Richard Fee

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. Fee's Medieval Drama courses modernize and stage biannual 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." In addition, Fee has helped lead educational adventure treks through the Highlands and Islands of Scotland with the Office of Experiential Education. Fee has published numerous articles, has given conference presentations on many different topics, and has two 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 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, was released in 2011. 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, will be released by ABC-CLIO in August 2016. Arthur: God & Hero in Avalon, is under contract with Reaktion. Fee embraces technology in both its pedagogical and its scholarly guises: For more than a decade,The Secret of Otter's Ransom has helped users to visit and learn about some of the most spectacular archaeological and cultural sites of the British Isles and Iceland. Fee serves as Chair of the English Department.


Christopher Richard Fee

Christopher Richard Fee
Chairperson/Professor, English

Phone: (717) 337 - 6762

Box: Campus Box 0397

Address: Breidenbaugh Hall
Room 314E
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

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

Medieval Drama Plays