Harrison, Perry

Perry Neil Harrison is an Assistant Professor and the Graduate Director in the English Department at Fort Hays State University, where he teaches classes in the History of the English Language, Medieval Literature, Linguistics, and English Grammar. He earned his PhD in 2018 at Baylor University, where he specialized in Old English language and literature. His dissertation project examined representations of divine and diabolical power across Old English and Old Saxon literature.

Prior to his PhD, Perry earned an MA in Literature from Abilene Christian University in 2010, and received graduate training in Folklore Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Alongside his interest in Old Germanic literature, Perry moonlights as a Robin Hood scholar. He also maintains a healthy interest in Early Modern book history and the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and J.R.R. Tolkien. His scholarship appears in Modern PhilologyNeophilologusNotes and Queries, Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching, Medieval Perspectives, Lovecraftian Proceedings, and Tolkien Studies. Additionally, he has a pieces in the Boydell and Brewer collection Flaying in the Premodern World: Practice and Representation and the Routledge collection Robin Hood and the Outlaw/ed Literary Canon.

When not muttering in dead languages, Perry enjoys watching baseball, playing board games, spending time with his two cats (Princess Aurora and Catface Meowmers), and touring historic sites with his wife, Ashley.


The best way to contact me is through email, at PNHarrison [at] fhsu [dot] edu. In addition to my e-mail, I can also be found on the following social media outlets.

Twitter: PerryNHarrison

Academia.edu: https://fhsu.academia.edu/PerryNeilHarrison