Daniel Atherton

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Background

Danny Atherton is a doctoral candidate focusing on medieval literature and material culture. Broadly speaking, he examines the ways in which time, memory, and community are portrayed in early and later medieval narratives. His work often focuses on Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse texts (whether the texts in question are actual manuscripts or sculptures, ruins, crafted objects, and fragments) along with post-Conquest vernacular works, particularly those that were originally composed in Old French and Middle English. Before joining the Department of English at George Washington University, he earned his master's degree in English from Georgetown University and his bachelor's degree in English from Whitworth University.