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In the twilight of his undergraduate career, Christopher Lee is very excited to graduate this fall from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in English and Art History. His work deals with medieval culture in both literature and art, with a particular interest in relics and cult images. His latest projects have considered the grammar analogy in Piers Plowman, the juxtaposition of image and text in The Lancelot Prose, and Louis IX’s dispersal of thorns from Christ’s crown from the Sainte-Chapelle. This last project was his introduction to the digital humanities. The project is a network analysis of the relics and the architecture of the churches that house them. He seeks to explain the expansion of Rayonnant style with sacral monarchy as its source.