Chris Adamson


PhD student, Emory University, Expected 2021; MA, Oregon State University, 2014; BA, Mount Angel Seminary, 2008

Research Interests:

Victorian literature and medievalism, the intersection of literature and liturgy, and dialogical hermeneutics, with special emphasis on the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins and the thought of Martin Buber.


“Innovation: Integration of Random Variation and Creative Synthesis.” The Academy of Management Review 40.3 (2015): 461-64. (Co-authored with Jiyao Chen.)

“The Compromised Chronotope of Christminster: Hardy and Hopkins's Medieval Oxford.” Forthcoming in Postmedieval.

“The Compromised Chronotope of Christminster: Hardy and Hopkins’s Incarnate Past.” Paper presented at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 2017, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

“‘Formed in Eternal Silence’: Creative Mystery in The Periodic Table.’ Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, November 2016, Atlanta, Georgia.

“‘Sorrow’s Springs are the Same’: Synoeciosis in Gerard Manley Hopkins’s ‘Spring and Fall.’” Paper presented at the Oregon State University MA Symposium, April 2014, Corvallis, Oregon.

“‘Betwixt the Meadow and the Cloud’: Liminality in the Poetry of Alfred Tennyson and C. P. Cavafy.” Paper presented at the California State University Worlds Between Conference, April 2013, Northridge, California.