Wynn A. Walk Martin

PhD Student

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Middle English Brut and Romance
  • Old Norse-Icelandic Riddarasögur (translated and chivalric sagas)
  • Geoffrey of Monmouth
  • Storyworlds and Worldbuilding
  • Monster Theory
  • Translation

Major and Minor Fields


  • Languages and Literatures

Minor 1

Manuscript Studies and Textual Cultures

Working Dissertation


Sebastian Sobecki


I grew up in the Great Smoky Mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and was introduced to medieval studies in high school through a love of fantasy fiction and tabletop role-playing games and through taking history classes at my local community college. I completed my BA in Medieval Studies and Latin with a concentration in Linguistics at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and my MA in Medieval Studies here at CMS. When I am not working on teaching or my research, I'm usually 'working' as a part-time dungeon master or (very slowly) reading through Steven Erikson's The Malazan Book of the Fallen.


MA, Centre for Medieval Studies, 2021
BA in Medieval Studies and Latin, St. Olaf College, 2020


"'Einn jötunn kom at gera þetta hválf': Cultural Translation of Caves, Giants, and Stone Edifices in Tristrams saga ok Ísöndar," Medieval Undergrounds, University of Toronto, May 2024
"'I will send him off to the trolls': translating giants, gender, and monstrosity in Historia regum Britanniae and Breta sögur," Gender, Emotion, and Monstrosity in the Middle Ages, International Winter School, University of Tübingen, November 2023
"At Outrage the Household Will Never Suspect: A Re-examination of the Killing of the Sister's Son Motif in Branwen ferch Llŷr and the Nibelungenlied in an Oral Context," International Congress on Medieval Studies, University of Western Michigan, May 2022

Administrative Service

Departmental Steward, CUPE 3902 Unit 1, Centre for Medieval Studies, 2024-25
The Friends of the Library of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2022-Present
Cinémathèque Committee, 2020-21 / 2022-24