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Lindsay Young Regional Visiting Faculty Fellowship

Bringing scholars from around the Southeast to UTK

Marco donor Lindsay Young

Thanks to the generosity of the Aslan Foundation, the Marco Institute offers several Lindsay Young Visiting Faculty Fellowships every year. These non-service fellowships are intended to bring scholars from Tennessee and the neighboring region to UTK, where they can make use of research resources in late antique, medieval, and Renaissance fields to further their research agendas and take part in the intellectual life of the Institute.

Fellowships are open to scholars with terminal degrees at all regional institutions of higher education as well as credentialed independent scholars, but preference will be given to faculty teaching in the state of Tennessee.

The fellowship carries a stipend of $600/week, and also covers one-time round-trip travel costs to and from Knoxville (up to $500). Fellows will have library privileges for the duration of their fellowship and are expected to acknowledge the support of the Institute in publications arising from their tenure of the Fellowship. Recipients of the fellowship are responsible for making their own housing accommodations for their stay. The Marco Institute will gladly provide suggestions for housing resources and place fellows in contact with the UT Housing Office upon request. Visiting Fellows are encouraged to arrange their plans to take advantage of the various conferences and workshops offered by the Institute.


Current and Past Fellows




2017 Edward Christie “The Unknown King: Violence and Secrecy in Old English Literature”
Erin Dolgoy
“Science, Progress, and the Human Condition”
Jared Wielfaert
“Prudentius of Troyes (d. 861) and the Reception of the Patristic Tradition in the Carolingian Era”
Peter DeGabriele “The Foot or the Spear: Natural Law, Property Theory and the Problem of Prosthetic Touch”
Michael Pagel
“Forces Divine and Natural Syncretized: The Gawain-Poet as Steward of Nature”
Tamara Smithers “The Cult of Raphael”
 2015 Robert Sawyer “Shakespeare between the World Wars”
Aaron Johnson “Bodily Images: Some Difficulties in Porphyry’s Psychology”
Arcea Zapata de Aston “Women in Medieval and Renaissance Spain as Hostages of Societal Discourse: Imagery of Eroticism and Prostitution in El Libro de Buen Amor, La Celestina, and La Lozana Andaluza
Matthew Davis “The Minor Works of John Lydgate: A Virtual Archive”
 2014 Edward Christie “Anglo-Saxon Epistemologies: Knowledge and Secrecy in English Literature”
Laura Cochrane “Time and Eternity in the Prefatory Image Cycle of the Tiberius Psalter (British Library, Cotton, Tiberius C. VI)”
Nicole Discenza “Inhabited Spaces: Anglo-Saxon Constructions of Place” & “What’s a heofon for?”
Ana Grinberg “Difference on the Edges: Clothing, Armor, and Language as Disguise in Medieval Romances”
Thomas Herron “Shakespeare and Ireland”
Nathan Howard “Textual Pleasures in Late Antique Cappadocia”
Brian Maxson “Thieves and Traitors: A History of Corruption in Renaissance Florence”
Brendan Prawdzik “Milton on Stage: Theatricality and the Spiritual Body”
Lynn Ramey “Jean Bodel”
Kimberly Reigle
“Defensive Virginity in Early Modern English Literature”
Chad Schrock “Chaucer’s Bible Stories: Invention, Interpretation, Agency”
Timothy Smit “Landscape and Labor: Environment and the Economic Regulation of Muslims in Medieval Sicily”
 2013 Thomas Anderson “Shakespeare, Marlowe, and the Political Unconscious”
Matthew Bailey “The Youthful Deeds of Rodrigo Diaz, the Cid”
Alison Chapman “The Legal Epic: Paradise Lost and The Early Modern Law”
Edward Christie “Anglo-Saxon Epistemologies: Knowledge and Secrecy in English Literature”
Andrew McCarthy “Mourning Men in Early English Drama”
2012 Jason Crawford “Allegory and Enchantment: The Secularization of Early Modern Poetry”
Nathan Howard “Sacred Prestige in Early Medieval Cappadocia”
Salvatore Musumeci “The Culinary and Material Cultures of the Monastery of Santa Trinità in Fourteenth-Century Florence”
Joshua Phillips “Monasticism and Literature in Early Modern England”
Chad D. Schrock “The Consolation of Narrative: Studies in the Augustinian Figurality of the Middle Ages”
Warren Tormey “Understanding Late Medieval Attitudes Toward Nature and Natural Resources”
2010 Rebecca Brackmann
“Proverbs in the Books of William Lambarde: Marginalia and the Writing of the Perambulation of Kent”
Nathan Howard “The Economics of Honor and Ascetism in Early Medieval Christianity”
Matthew Irvin “The Erotics of Pity in Chaucerian Poetry”
Michelle Moseley-Christian “Albrecht Dürer’s Wild Men and the Cautions of St. Augustine”
Robert Sawyer “Shakespeare and Marlowe: Re-Writing the Rivalry”
Emily Holmes “This Soul Which is Not One: The Decreation of Marguerite Porete”
 2008-09 Alex J. Novikoff “The Culture of Disputation in Medieval France”
Mary Baldridge “The Prayers and Devotions of Constanza de Castille”
Joshua Davies “Landscapes of Vision: Augustine on the Human Conditions”
Todd Richardson “Pieter Bruegel the Elder: Art Discourse in the Sixteenth-Century Netherlands”

Past Recipients' Publications

Mary Baldridge, Spiritual Androgyny: The Creation of a New Orthodoxy by Medieval Christian Women
(San Juan: Penelope Academic, 2012).
Rebecca Brackmann, The Elizabethan Invention of Anglo-Saxon England: Laurence Nowell, William Lambarde, and the Study of Old English (D.S. Brewer, 2012).
Michelle Moseley-Christian, “From Page to Print: The Transformation of the ‘wild woman’ in Early Modern Northern Engravings,” Word & Image 27.4 (2011): 429-42.
Alex Novikoff, “Anselm, Dialogue, and the Rise of Scholastic Disputation,” Speculum 86.2 (2011): 387-418.
Todd Richardson, Pieter Breugel the Elder: Art Discourse in the Sixteenth-Century Netherlands (Farnham, VT: Ashgate, 2011).
Robert Sawyer, “Biographical Aftershocks: Shakespeare and Marlowe in the Wake of 9/11,” Critical Survey
25.1 (2013): 19-32.
Chad Schrock, “The Ends of Reading in the Merchant’s Tale.” Philological Quarterly 91 (2012): 591-609.
Chad Schrock, “The Passage T. S. Eliot Took.” Essays in Criticism 64 (2014): 74-89.
Voss Roberts, Michelle, Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of
Emotion (New York: Fordham University Press, 2014).


Application Information:

Applicants may request a fellowship term between one and eight weeks. Applications will be evaluated by the Lindsay Young Fellowship Committee, which will also make final determinations on the duration of the award.

To apply, please send electronically the following as a single document:

  1. A brief cover letter that provides the title of the proposed project and indicates the desired duration/dates for the fellowship
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A research plan of no more than 1,000 words. The research plan should indicate the particular holdings/databases in UT’s Hodges Library and/or Marco’s Riggsby Library that the applicant plans to use. Applicants should also include a brief budget with information about their estimated one-time round-trip travel expenses.

Applications should be sent to the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies,


2018-19 Application deadline:

September 15, 2018

(Applicants should plan to start their residency on or after December 1st, 2018, to allow for processing time after the application deadline)


Resources for Fellows:

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