• Jay Gates

    Adjunct Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature
    English & Comp Literature
    602 Philosophy Hall, MC 4927, New York NY 10027, USA
    Office Hours:
    By appointment.
    +1 212 854 3215


    Jay Paul Gates graduated from Oberlin College in 1999. He took his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007 and taught at Purdue University before coming to John Jay. His areas of specialization are Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse-Icelandic literature and language and the effects of Anglo-Scandinavian cultural contact (when Vikings meet clerics), especially as represented in legal rhetoric. Outside of his immediate research, he has an abiding affection for dead languages--including Old French and Old Saxon--allegory, and manuscript studies. He is currently working on a manuscript and several side projects concerning Cnut's kingship and Anglo-Scandinavian court.