2019 Bisson Lecture in the Humanities

Dr. Dorsey Armstrong, a teacher-scholar of Medieval studies from of Purdue University, will give the 2019 Bisson Lecture in the Humanities on Tuesday, January 22nd at 5:30 PM in the Reinsch Auditorium. Her talk is entitled “King Arthur and the Knights of the Public Humanities: Literature in the Classroom, on Guided Tours, and on Screen.” This event is free and open to the pubic; refreshments will be served.

Dr. Armstrong is an Associate Professor of English and Medieval Literature at Purdue University. She is the author of numerous articles and several books on Medieval literature, including Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte d’Arthur: A New Modern English Translation (2009) and Gender and the Chivalric Community in Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte d’Arthur (2003). Currently the editor-in-chief of Arthuriana, Dr. Armstrong has won numerous awards for her teaching, and she has recorded six lectures for The Great Courses, inspiring lifelong learning through video.

The Bisson Lecture in the Humanities was established in 2009 in honor of Professor Lillian Bisson. A scholar of medieval literature, former director of the graduate program in Humanities, and chair of the Department of Literature and Languages, Professor Bisson retired from Marymount University in 2010 after forty-one years of service.

To recognize Professor Bisson’s passion for the humanities as well as her record of scholarship, teaching, and service, the graduate program in Literature, Language, and the Humanities annually invites a distinguished scholar in the humanities to deliver the Bisson Lecture on a topic of humanistic inquiry.