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Christopher J. Wallis
M 10-11, W 1-2; and by appt.
Christopher Wallis joined the UC Davis English department in 2019. He specializes in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature, history, and culture. Throughout his teaching career, Wallis has instructed not only courses focused on the early modern era--including Shakespeare and Milton--but also those representing literary and literary-adjacent texts comprising several genres, geographic areas, and time periods: medieval verse, Victorian and Edwardian novels, classical Greek drama, colonial American travel writing, French resistance film produced during the Nazi occupation, LGBTQ+ literature from around the globe, and contemporary graphic novels. In addition to literature, Wallis has also taught courses in developmental to advanced composition, creative writing, liberal studies, gender and women’s studies, and media studies. Pronouns: he/him/his
Research & Teaching Interests:
Early modern English literature, incl. Shakespeare and Milton; queer and feminist theories; LGBTQ+ literature; genre studies; drama; poetics; developmental, introductory, and advanced composition; utopias; representations of vagrancy and homelessness; racial and media literacy; public humanities.
Selected Awards & Fellowships:
Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowship, University of California, Davis (2016)
Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, University of California, Davis (2016)
Andrew W. Mellon Research-Teaching Fellowship in Early Modern Studies, University of California, Davis (2014)
Phi Beta Kappa (2004)
Ph.D., University of California, Davis (2019)
M.A., Boston College (2007)
B.A., summa cum laude, Saint Michael’s College, Vermont (2004)