Nicholas Hoffman

PhD in English Candidate



Nicholas Hoffman is a PhD candidate in medieval literature. His primary research interests include medieval discourses around sexuality, the body, the senses, and Christian epistemology. His dissertation ("Tactile Theology: Gender, Sexuality, and the Sensorium in Medieval Literature") explores the relationship between gender and the sense of touch in a cross-section of texts. He is also interested in how resonances of the medieval past endure in modern culture, particularly among queer activists, theorists, and artists.

Areas of Expertise
  • Medieval Literature
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • MA, Medieval Icelandic Studies, University of Iceland, 2016
  • MPhil, Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, Cambridge University, 2015
  • BA, English, Vassar College, 2014

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