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Armstrong, Dorsey 1970-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 114 publications in 2 languages and 4,002 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Instructional films  Filmed lectures  Biography  Legends  Arthurian romances  Lectures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dorsey Armstrong
Gender and the chivalric community in Malory's Morte d'Arthur by Dorsey Armstrong( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A lively and thought-provoking study of gender in the Arthurian community. It is at once theoretically sophisticated and highly readable, full of insightful close readings yet conscious of larger patterns of analysis."--Laurie Finke, Kenyon CollegeGender and the Chivalric Community in Malory's Morte d'Arthur reveals, for the first time in a book-length study, how Thomas Malory's unique approach to gender identity in his revisions of earlier Arthurian works produces a text entirely unlike others in the canon of medieval romance. Armstrong argues that issues of masculine and feminine gender
Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur : a new modern English translation based on the Winchester manuscript by Thomas Malory( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis and critique : how to engage and write about anything by Dorsey Armstrong( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All writing--whether it's an essay, a personal letter, or a detailed business report--is at its most memorable when it's built on the fundamental and critical skills that transform your words from good to great. The first lectures provide the first key to more engaging and effective writing: understanding literary genres and the ways their unique styles can shape and inform your own voice. The focus then shifts to the art of rhetoric and the ways it can help you adapt your writing to a variety of situations. The final part is a step-by-step guide through the writing process in its four major stages: researching, first draft, editing and rewriting
Mapping Malory : regional identities and national geographies in Le morte Darthur by Dorsey Armstrong( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While most criticism has treated romance's use of place as fantastic and essentially meaningless, our book argues that geography is a crucial element in Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur; our analysis of the concerns of nation, region, borders, and identity in this text sheds new light on how Malory both understood the 'England' in which he was writing and how he imagined the 'Arthurian Community' he depicts in his text. The great knights in Le Morte Darthur come from regions where sovereignty is a vexed issue, and their rivalries, rather than being fictions of individuals, capture significant political divisions of the fifteenth century. Our work thus not only provides fundamental reinterpretations of Malory's book, but also places it in larger discussions of how regional and national identities developed at the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Early Modern period"--
Analysis and critique : how to engage and write about anything by Dorsey Armstrong( Recording )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All writing--whether it's an essay, a personal letter, or a detailed business report--is at its most memorable when it's built on the fundamental and critical skills that transform your words from good to great. The first lectures provide the first key to more engaging and effective writing: understanding literary genres and the ways their unique styles can shape and inform your own voice. The focus then shifts to the art of rhetoric and the ways it can help you adapt your writing to a variety of situations. The final part is a step-by-step guide through the writing process in its four major stages: researching, first draft, editing and rewriting -- Provided by the publisher
Magistra Doctissima : Essays in Honor of Bonnie Wheeler by Dorsey Armstrong( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medieval world by Dorsey Armstrong( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the fall of the Roman Empire and the brief, brilliant cultural phenomenon we call the Renaissance lay the Middle Ages - fully 1,000 years of artistic, philosophical, political, and religious turmoil and treasures. This course offers an interdisciplinary look at medieval society and culture, with an emphasis on literature, the arts, and the tumultuous historical forces at work from A.D. 500 through A.D. 1500. Medieval Europe was the world of cathedrals and universities; pilgrimages and saints; the Black Death; The Vikings; the spread of Islam; the Crusades; and the forging of the Greek, Latin, Old Norse, and ancient Germanic and Celtic tongues into the languages we speak today
King Arthur : history and legend by Dorsey Armstrong( Recording )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These 24 spellbinding lectures reveal the full scope of the Arthurian tradition, from its beginnings in post-Roman Britain to its extraordinary trajectory across the centuries and its latest incarnations in modern times. Your pathfinder in this world of mythic adventure and romance, Professor Armstrong, is one of the world's leading Arthurian scholars and the current editor-in-chief of the academic journal Arthuriana. Demonstrating both encyclopedic knowledge and an infectious passion for the subject, she leads you in tracing how the myth developed across time, clarifying many misunderstood aspects of the narrative, such as the origins of the Round Table and the figure of Merlin, the illicit love between Lancelot and Guenevere, and the varied manifestations of the magical Holy Grail. You'll discover how the legend was appropriated and assimilated by differing cultures, and how each writer and artist in the tradition reflected and commented, through the Arthurian narrative, on the concerns of their own time and place. The result is an illuminating look at one of the most engaging, entertaining, and influential legendary traditions the world has ever known."--Publisher
The medieval world by Dorsey Armstrong( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between the fall of the Roman Empire and the brief, brilliant cultural phenomenon we call the Renaissance lay the Middle Ages-- fully 1,000 years of artistic, philosophical, political, and religious turmoil and treasures. This course offers an interdisciplinary look at medieval society and culture, with an emphasis on literature, the arts, and the tumultuous historical forces at work from A.D. 500 through A.D. 1500. Medieval Europe was the world of cathedrals and universities; pilgrimages and saints; the Black Death; the Vikings; the spread of Islam; the Crusades; and the forging of the Greek, Latin, Old Norse, and ancient Germanic and Celtic tongues into the languages we speak today"--Publisher provided
Telling tales and crafting books : essays in honor of Thomas H. Ohlgren( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Black Death : the world's most devastating plague by Dorsey Armstrong( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Travel into a transformative moment in history and learn how the Black Death ignited processes that led to the Renaissance, the Reformation, and beyond"--Container
Turning points in medieval history( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Dorsey Armstrong is Associate Professor of English and Medieval Literature at Purdue University, where she has taught since 2002. The holder of an A.B. in English and Creative Writing from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature from Duke University, she also taught at Centenary College of Louisiana and at California State University, Long Beach. Her research interests include medieval women writers, late-medieval print culture, and the Arthurian legend, on which she has published extensively, including the 2009 book Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur: A New Modern English Translation Based on the Winchester Manuscript and Gender and the Chivalric Community in Sir Thomas Malory's Morte d'Arthur, published in 2003. In January 2009, she became editor-in-chief of the academic journal Arthuriana, which publishes the most cutting-edge research on the legend of King Arthur, from its medieval origins to its enactments in the present moment. Her current research project-Mapping Malory's Morte-is an exploration of the role played by geography in Malory's version of the story of King Arthur
The medieval world by Dorsey Armstrong( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between the fall of the Roman Empire and the brief, brilliant cultural phenomenon we call the Renaissance lay the Middle Ages - fully 1,000 years of artistic, philosophical, political, and religious turmoil and treasures. This course offers an interdisciplinary look at medieval society and culture, with an emphasis on literature, the arts, and the tumultuous historical forces at work from A.D. 500 through A.D. 1500. Medieval Europe was the world of cathedrals and universities; pilgrimages and saints; the Black Death; The Vikings; the spread of Islam; the Crusades; and the forging of the Greek, Latin, Old Norse, and ancient Germanic and Celtic tongues into the languages we speak today"--Publisher provided
King Arthur : history and legend by Dorsey Armstrong( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than 1,000 years, stories of King Arthur and his knights have fascinated people from all different walks of life. What is it about this story that has given it such enduring popularity? What are the themes and ideals of Arthurian legend that have appealed to so many people across time and space? In this 24-lecture course, you will learn about the origins and development of Arthur's story from the end of the ancient world to the present day
The Black Death : the world's most devastating plague by Dorsey Armstrong( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel into a transformative moment in history and learn how the Black Death ignited processes that led to the Renaissance, the Reformation, and beyond
Great minds of the medieval world by Dorsey Armstrong( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medieval world by Dorsey Armstrong( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far from being a time of darkness, the Middle Ages was an essential period in the grand narrative of Western history. But what was it like to actually live in those extraordinary times? Now you can find out. These 36 lectures provide a different perspective on the society and culture of the Middle Ages - one that entrenches you in the daily human experience of living during this underappreciated era. Drawing on history, literature, the arts, technology, and science, these lectures will deepen the way you understand not only the Middle Ages but everything that came afterward: From the Renaissance, to the Enlightenment, to your own world. Filled with amazing insights, this series brings you closer than ever before to life as it was lived and felt. You'll meet the likes of William Caxton, England's first printer who not only printed and distributed a variety of works but also often had to translate them himself; learn about Hugh of Payns and the role of his Knights Templar - organized for the protection of pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem - in the creation of the first modern bank; see how communities dealt with marriage in a time when the church had not yet drawn this institution into its orbit; and much more. Rich with information and period detail (including revealing examples of medieval literature from the English, French, Norse, Icelandic, and Italian worlds), these lectures will dramatically increase your understanding of how lives in the Middle Ages were really lived
Great minds of the medieval world by Dorsey Armstrong( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The European Middle Ages have been characterized by some as a time that is primarily marked by broad, impersonal forces--religious uniformity, rigidly hierarchical social structures, and slow technological or scientific progress. However, through close examination of the period, this lecture series reveals that, in fact, the opposite is true: The Middle Ages was a remarkable time of human innovation, social experimentation, and religious change."--Guidebook, page 1
Turning points in Medieval history by Dorsey Armstrong( )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enter the Classroom of a Noted Authority As an award-winning educator and expert in Middle English and Arthurian literature, Professor Armstrong offers a depth of knowledge and nuanced perspective. In addition to delivering accurate historical accounts and deep analysis, she peppers her lectures with a wealth of detail that provides a full portrait of the medieval experience
Great minds of the medieval world by Dorsey Armstrong( )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 24 lectures of Great Minds of the Medieval World, Professor Dorsey Armstrong of Purdue University guides you on a compelling journey into the lives of the vanguard thinkers of the Middle Ages. Employing a broad definition of greatness, this course discusses the era's most outstanding innovators and visionaries whose great contributions included facilitating the achievements of others
 
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Gender and the chivalric community in Malory's Morte d'Arthur
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Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur : a new modern English translation based on the Winchester manuscript
Alternative Names
Armstrong, G. Dorsey 1970-

Dorsey Armstrong Amerikaans literatuurcritica

Dorsey Armstrong English Professor

Languages
English (89)

French (2)