Daniel Terkla

Professor of English

 

Education:
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1992
M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 1986
B.A., California State University, Long Beach, 1979

Languages:
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.”

Honors/Awards
 
Editorial board member, Maps, Spaces, Cultures series, Brill (Leiden, The Netherlands)
(2014)
Nominee, Teacher of the Year, Panhellenic Council
(2011, 2013)
Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence
(2010)
British Academy/Newberry Library Fellow
(2008)
J.B. Harley Fellow in the History of Cartography
(2008)
Council member, Society for the History of Discoveries
(2007)
Participant, NEH Summer Seminar: “The Bayeux Tapestry and the Anglo-Norman World” (Yale University)
(2005)
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)
(2000)
Whatley Award, Article of the Year (Studies in Popular Culture)
(1999)
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London
(1998)
Phi Kappa Phi member
(1998)
Dickinson College Faculty (Teacher) of the Year
(1993–1994)
Participant, NEH Summer Seminar: “Conceptions of Heaven from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages” (University of California, Santa Barbara)
(1993)
Visiting Scholar, Balliol College, Oxford University
(1985-86)

Professional development

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.”

Book-length publications
— 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 Press, 2009. 

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: TraditioInnovatio, 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).

Faculty Status:
Full Professor, at IWU since 1995; on leave Fall 2017.