Clinton Morrison Jr.
PhD in English Student
547 Denney Hall
164 Annie and John Glenn Ave, Columbus, OH 43210
Areas of Expertise
- Medieval literature
- Middle English literature
- Old English literature
- MA, English, Texas Tech University, 2017
- BA, English, Sam Houston State University, 2014
Clinton ‘Clint’ Morrison Jr. is a first-generation college student and PhD candidate in the Department of English. His dissertation “Dancing Descriptions: Choreographing Middle English Romance” considers the relationship between Middle English poetic description and movement. Morrison is the recipient of the Medieval Academy of America’s 2020 Hope Emily Allen Dissertation Grant and a 2022 Presidential Fellowship.
Morrison’s teaching interests include medieval and early modern literature, popular culture, and technical writing. He has taught writing courses that explore the rhetoric of travel narratives, urban spaces, and medievalism. In 2019, he served as a teaching assistant in the Department of Material Science and Engineering. In 2020, he taught “Introduction to Shakespeare’ and led two recitation sections for the “Survey of British Literature to 1800.”
In 2021-2022, Morrison was a graduate assistant with the Nationwide Center for Advanced Customer Insights, a joint business research venture between the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and the Fisher College of Business. He worked as a documentation engineer with the Model Risk Management team at Nationwide. Morrison is also the graduate assistant editor for the Journal of Writing Analytics.
- “Choreographic Description: Carole Dancing in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” Arthuriana, vol. 31, no. 3, 2021, pp. 21-39.
- Morrison, Jr., Clint and Sarah B. Rude, “Prefacing the Marvelous: Dance in Popular Medieval French and English Literature” in The Cursed Carolers in Context, ed. Lynneth Miller Renberg and Bradley Phillis (Routledge): pp. 39-53.
- “Dancing in Solitude,” Unwinnable Monthly vol. 8, no. 5 (2021).