Professor of English
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1992
M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 1986
B.A., California State University, Long Beach, 1979
Scholarly proficiency in French (Old and Modern), Italian, Latin, and Spanish
Frequently Taught Courses:
Gateway: Arthur: The Once and Future King?
Humanities 102: The Art of Seeing: The World in Perspective(s), 450-1600
English 116: Travellers and Travel Liars
English 134: “I Anxious”: Circumnavigating the Self
English 241: Such a Knyght: Medieval Chivalry
English 258: On the Bus: The Beats, Buddha, and Beyond
English 341: Medieval Literature
English 366: Romance: Loosely Defined, Mostly Medieval
English 391: Chaucer: His Life, the Times, and the Tales
English 480: Senior Seminar, Brilliant Failures: Word, Image, and Imagination
English 485: Research Honors; studies recently supervised include “Raiding the Archive:
A Study in the Veneration and Visibility of the Lindisfarne Gospels” and “An Eternal
Castaway: Pedophilia in J. M. Barrie’s The Boy Castaways of Black Lake Island.”
Editorial board member, Maps, Spaces, Cultures series, Brill (Leiden, The Netherlands)
Nominee, Teacher of the Year, Panhellenic Council
Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence
British Academy/Newberry Library Fellow
J.B. Harley Fellow in the History of Cartography
Council member, Society for the History of Discoveries
Participant, NEH Summer Seminar: “The Bayeux Tapestry and the Anglo-Norman World”
Nominee, Student Senate Teacher of the Year
(1999, 2000, 2001)
Participant, Folger Institute Seminar: “The Force of Memory in Late-Medieval and Renaissance
Culture” (Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC)
Whatley Award, Article of the Year (Studies in Popular Culture)
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London
Phi Kappa Phi member
Dickinson College Faculty (Teacher) of the Year
Participant, NEH Summer Seminar: “Conceptions of Heaven from Late Antiquity to the
Middle Ages” (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Visiting Scholar, Balliol College, Oxford University
2015 London International Palaeography Summer School
— How Medieval Manuscripts Were Made, taught by Patricia Lovett, MBE
— Introduction to Latin Palaeography, taught by Marigold Norbye, Teaching Fellow in Medieval Latin and Latin Palaeography,
University College, London
— Intermediate Latin Palaeography, taught by Marigold Norbye, Teaching Fellow in Medieval Latin and Latin Palaeography,
University College, London
2015 London Rare Books School
— The Medieval Book, taught by Michelle P. Brown, Digital Curator; Professor of Medieval MS Studies,
British Library, University of London (SAS)
Work in progress
— Review for
Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies:
Making Sense of the Bayeux Tapestry: Readings and Reworkings
, ed., Anna C. Henderson and Gale Owen-Crocker (Manchester: Manchester University
Press, 2017), Spring 2018.“Edmund of Almain and Thirteenth-Century Mappaemundi: The Case of the Duchy of Cornwall Fragment.” International Congress on Medieval
Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (May 2018).
— A Companion to English Mappaemundi of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries. Ed. Dan Terkla and Nick Millea. (Woodbridge, England: Boydell & Brewer, Spring 2018).
— Companion Chapters: “Maps and Books: Anglo-Saxon Glastonbury and Geospatial Awareness; “Books
and Maps: Anglo-Norman Durham as Exemplar”; “The Duchy of Cornwall Map (Fragment):
Materiality and Context.”
— Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture 8.1. Ed. Dan Terkla and Asa Mittman. (Spring 2018).
— “From Eiderdown to World Heritage Item: The Story of Sandy Cockerell and the Hereford Mappa Mundi.”
— Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture 6.1. Ed. Dan Terkla and Asa Mittman. (Spring 2015).
— Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture 4.1. Ed. Dan Terkla and Asa Mittman. (Spring 2013).
— New Research on the Bayeux Tapestry: The Proceedings of a Conference at the British
Museum. Ed. Michael J. Lewis, Gale R. Owen-Crocker and Dan Terkla.Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2011.
— The Bayeux Tapestry: New Interpretations. Ed. Martin Foys, Karen Eileen Overbey and Dan Terkla. Woodbridge, England: The Boydell
Selected recent presentations
— “Geo-spatial Awareness in Anglo-Saxon Britain.” International Congress on Medieval
Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (May 2017).— “Geometric Similarity and Medieval Maps, the First
Step on a Stairway to Heaven.” IWU, Dialogues Across the Disciplines (January 2017).
— “The World of World Maps or, Chapter Impossible.” International Congress on Medieval
Studies, Kalamazoo, MI (May 2016).— “Conceptual Logic: Traditio, Innovatio, and Hugh of St. Victor’s Theography.” International Medieval Congress. University
of Leeds, England (July 2015).
— “Furnishing the Soul: Medieval Maps, Mediation, and Metaphor.” Lunch and Learn.
McLean County Historical Society (April 2015).
Recent conference sessions organized and moderated
— International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University (2016-2018).
Session titles: “Mappings” (multiple annual sessions, tied to biennial Peregrinations issue).
— International Medieval Congress. University of Leeds, England (2011–2018). Session
titles: “Mappings” (multiple annual sessions, tied to biennial Peregrinations issue).
Full Professor, at IWU since 1995.