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Aidan Holtan is an English faculty member for Grayson College, where she teaches composition and literature. Aidan also serves as the Writing Center Coordinator. In this position, she manages a team of tutors for the Writing Center and assists in curriculum development for the co-requisite courses and the INRW labs. In addition to her regular duties, Aidan also is one of the faculty advisors for Sigma Kappa Delta, the national English Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges.

Aidan Holtan received her PhD from Purdue University in August 2020. Her dissertation, “Reading the Body: Dismemberment of Saints and Monsters in Medieval Literature,” examines the use and interpretation of the dismembered postmortem body in Old English and Old Norse literature. Further research interests include body studies, mediality, cognitive studies, and the senses in medieval literature.

Aidan has an M.A. in Viking and Anglo-Saxon Studies from the University of Nottingham, and a B.A. from Colorado State University in English with concentrations in Literature and Creative Writing (poetry). In addition to teaching for Grayson College and Purdue University, Aidan has worked as an editorial assistant for the journal Arthuriana (2017-2019).