my name is Phillip Grimshaw, and I am double-major in English and Political Science. I’m from Greenville, SC, so when I’m not tanning on Sullivan’s Island, I’m out enjoying the mountains of the upstate.
English literature is one greatest passions, and I especially have grown rather fond of works within the medieval realm. Initially, when I came to Charleston, my focus was more on American authors in the western canon, but as I was exposed to new materials in my 200 level courses, I began to harbor a fascination with British works; more specifically I was drawn to the medieval era. The medieval time period piques my interest, since it is such an elaborate time, yet the stories of the age seem quiet accessible when compared to British modernists. Therefore, it is the ornate story telling in works like ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ or ‘Dream of the Rood’ that truly grabs my attention.
When I am not pouring over a work by Melville —who is my favorite author— or reading a dystopian sci-fi novel, I can usually be found playing golf, running, or designing web-sites. Running and golf are two activities that I thoroughly enjoy, since they are an excellent way to relieve stress and get fresh air. In fact, I enjoy running competitively at local races and with the CofC running club. Most of my friends and my girlfriend think I’m absolutely delusional for taking pleasure in going on a four-mille training running, but until one has experienced it, there is not a greater feeling than dropping onto the couch and falling asleep after a good workout.
Anyway, that is enough about me, so I look forward to getting to know everyone in class and beginning this course!