Dorsey Armstrong

Dorsey Armstrong

Professor and Head of English; Editor of Arthuriana // English

Professor // Comparative Literature // SIS

Professor // Medieval and Renaissance Studies // SIS

Professor // SIS

Affiliated Faculty // Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies // SIS

Office and Contact

Room: HEAV 324


Phone: (765) 494-6478

Fax: (765) 494-3780

Ph.D., Duke University, 1998



British Literature

Research Areas:
Arthurian Literature; Medieval Romance; Anglo-Saxon; Gender and Feminist Studies

Receiving her Ph.D. from Duke University in 1998, Professor Armstrong specializes in Middle English Language and Literature, Arthurian Literature, Anglo-Saxon Language and Literature, and Gender and Feminist Studies. She taught at Centenary College of Louisiana and California State University, Long Beach before joining the Purdue English Department. She has published extensively on Arthurian literature, Malory's Morte Darthur, and William Caxton, with articles appearing  in Arthuriana, Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Bibliographical Bulletin of the International Arthurian Society, Essays in Medieval Studies, Exemplaria, and various essay collections. Her book, Gender and the Chivalric Community in Malory's Morte d'Arthur, was published in 2003 by University Press of Florida. Her modern English translation of Malory's Morte Darthur appeared in 2009 from Parlor Press. Professor Armstrong is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Arthuriana, and sits on the board of directors of TEAMS (the Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages). Her current book project is a study of the role geography and fifteenth-century politics played in shaping Malory's Morte Darthur.


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