Purdue University College of Liberal Art

Dorsey Armstrong 

Please join me in congratulating Dorsey Armstrong, professor of English, comparative literature and medieval studies, on the release of her 24-lecture series “The Black Death: The World’s Most Devastating Plague.” This lecture series introduces the time period of the plague, its full human repercussions, and its transformative effects on European civilization. 

“The Black Death: The World’s Most Devastating Plague” is the sixth course that Dorrie has published with The Teaching Company. Currently, Dorrie is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Arthuriana and sits on the Executive Board for the Bonnie Wheeler Fellowship, which she helped found. In September, she presented the Plenary address at the 30th annual Medieval-Renaissance Conference at UVA-Wise; in November she will present the "Freshman Common Experience Lecture" on King Arthur at Emory University. And in October 2017 she will lead a tour of Arthurian Britain with the organization Scholarly Sojourns. Presently, she is finishing a commissioned chapter on "Characterization in Malory" that will be included in the prestigious new Companion to Malory (Boydell and Brewer). Her current research project on twins in medieval literature and culture was awarded a Humanities Center Fellowship for Fall 2015. 

Dorrie has published extensively on Arthurian literature, Malory's Morte Darthur, and William Caxton, with articles appearing in Arthurian Literature, Arthuriana, Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Bibliographical Bulletin of the International Arthurian Society, Essays in Medieval Studies, Exemplaria, Parergon, 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. Her most recent book (co-authored with Kenneth Hodges), Mapping Malory: Regional Identities and National Geographies in Le Morte Darthur, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014. 

Congratulations to Professor Armstrong!

David's Signature

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts