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Christine Schott

Associate Professor of English

B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A., University of Virginia; M.A., University of Iceland; M.F.A., Converse College; Ph.D., University of Virginia


Dr. Christine Schott, who joined the faculty in 2012, has taught a variety of English, writing, and literature classes at Erskine: Medieval Literature, World Literature, Composition and Literature, History of the English Language, Young Adult Literature, Fiction Writing, and Nonfiction Writing. Her research interests include manuscript history, Old and Middle English literature, and Icelandic literature.

Awards and Honors

  • Younts Excellence in Teaching Award, 2019
  • SCICU Excellence in Teaching Award, 2018
  • Younts Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014

Academic Publications

  • “The House Elf Problem: Why Harry Potter is More Relevant than Ever.” The Midwest Quarterly, vol. 61, no. 2, 2020, pp. 259-73.
  • Review of Piety in Pieces: How Medieval Readers Customized their Manuscripts, by Kathryn M. Rudy. Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures, vol. 7, no. 1, 2018, pp. 131-34.
  • “How to Save Literary Studies.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 3 January 2016 (Web); 8 January 2016 (Print), <>.
  • “Notes for Posterity: an owner’s annotation in an early Piers Plowman printing.” Journal of the Early Book Society, vol. 16, 2013, pp. 169-76.
  •  “The Intimate Reader at Work: Medieval Annotators of Piers Plowman B.” Yearbook of Langland Studies, vol. 26, 2012, pp. 163-86.

Creative Publications

  • “Bone-house.” Gettysburg Review, vol. 33, no. 1, 2020, pp. 117-35.
  • “Home and Bunker Network.” Casino Literary Magazine, August 2020, <>.
  • Review of In the Dream House: A Memoir, by Carmen Maria Machado. South85 Journal, Spring/Summer 2020, <>.

Professional Affiliations

  • Modern Language Association
  • Medieval Association of America
  • Viking Society for Northern Research
  • Southeast Medieval Association

Telephone: 864-379-6672
Location: Belk Hall: 231

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