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Dr. Daniel G. Helbert

Assistant Professor of English - Humanities

(706) 379-5095

Dr. Helbert joined Young Harris College in 2022. His research background is in comparative literary traditions in medieval Britain, especially literature about King Arthur. He primarily publishes on Middle English, Latin, French, and Middle Welsh literary and historical traditions, including Laʒamon’s Brut, Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae, Fouke le Fitz Waryn, Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur, Welsh Court Poetry, and political prophecies. He also has side interests in “medievalism” (modern literature and cultural products which depicts the Middle Ages), especially in American culture, on which he has published.

Dr. Helbert regularly teaches the “old” literature for the Language and Literature Department and offers specialty classes on Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, the History of the English Language, Medieval Romance and Historiography, King Arthur, and Literary Theory. Before coming to Young Harris College, Dr. Helbert was a professor at West Texas A&M University.

Outside of research and teaching, Dr. Helbert tries to spend as much time as possible outside in the beautiful Appalachian mountains. He enjoys whitewater kayaking, hiking, hunting, fishing, gardening, and writing about himself in the third person.


  • Ph.D. English, University of British Columbia
  • M.A. English, Virginia Tech
  • B.A. English, University of Virginia at Wise
Areas of Teaching Specialties/Research Interests: 
  • Medieval and Renaissance Literature
  • British Literature
  • King Arthur
  • Comparative Literature