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Graham Drake

Professor of English
Welles 217A

Graham Drake received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and became a member of the Geneseo faculty in 1989. He teaches courses in medieval literature, the Bible as literature, history of the English language, and Canadian literature. He currently serves as the Interim Director of the Medieval Studies program at Geneseo. He studies and publishes works related to medieval romance and LGBTQ issues in the Middle Ages which have been featured in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies and SMART (Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching). He co-edited Four Romances of England: Athelstan, Bevis of Hampton, Havelok the Dane, and King Horn with Ronald Herzman and Eve Salisbury (Medieval Institute, 1999) and recently published “Queering the Medieval Classroom” which was featured in SMART.

Drake is one of SUNY Geneseo’s pre-law program advisors and serves as the Geneseo Pre-Law Chapter, Phi Alpha Delta. He is active in the study abroad program; he teaches or directs courses in Athens, Berlin, Oxford, and London during summer and winter breaks. He is also the Assessment Coordinator as well as the Internship Coordinator.

Graham Drake


  • ENGL 203: Readr&Text:Canadian Literature

    An introduction to the discipline of English through the study of particular topics, issues, genres, or authors. Subtitles of "Reader and Text" help students develop a working vocabulary for analyzing texts and relating texts to contexts; understand the theoretical questions that inform all critical conversations about textual meaning and value; and participate competently, as writers, in the ongoing conversation about texts and theory that constitutes English as a field of study.

  • ENGL 458: MajorAuthor:Malory&King Arthur

    Comprehensive studies of the works of from one to three authors. (May be taken twice for credit under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.