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Martin Camargo

Martin Camargo

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mcamargo@illinois.edu

 

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Education and Experience

Martin Camargo did his undergraduate work at Princeton University and his graduate work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received the PhD in 1978. Between 1980 and 2003, he taught at the University of Missouri, serving as Director of Graduate Studies (1990-1993) and Department Chair (2000-2003). In fall 2003, he joined the faculty at the University of Illinois as Professor and Head of English.

Research Interests

Medieval English Language and Literature; Medieval Rhetoric and Poetics; Chaucer.

Publications

Books and Monographs:

Medieval Rhetorics of Prose Composition: Five English "Artes Dictandi" and Their Tradition. Binghamton: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1995.

The Middle English Verse Love Epistle. Studien zur Englischen Philologie, n.s. 28. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1991.

Ars Dictaminis, Ars Dictandi. Typologie des sources du moyen âge occidental, 60. Turnhout: Brepols, l991.

Journal issue:

(Ed.) The Waning of Medieval "Ars Dictaminis." Special issue of Rhetorica: vol. 19, no. 2 (Spring, 2001).

Selected articles and book chapters:

"Chaucer's Use of Time as a Rhetorical Topos," in Medieval Rhetoric: A Casebook, ed. Scott Troyan (London and New York: Routledge, 2004), pp. 91-107.

"Defining Medieval Rhetoric," in Rhetoric and Renewal in the Latin West 1100-1540: Essays in Honour of John O. Ward, ed. Constant J. Mews, Cary J. Nederman, and Rodney M. Thomson (Turnhout: Brepols, 2003), pp. 21-34.

"The Pedagogy of the Dictatores," in Papers on Rhetoric V: Atti del Convegno Internazionale "Dictamen, Poetria and Cicero: Coherence and Diversification," Bologna, 10-11 Maggio 2002, ed. Lucia Calboli Montefusco (Rome: Herder, 2003), pp. 65-94.

"The Book of John Mandeville and the Geography of Identity," in Marvels, Monsters, and Miracles: Studies in the Medieval and Early Modern Imagination, ed. David A. Sprunger and Timothy S. Jones (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2002), pp. 67-84.

"Tria sunt: The Long and the Short of Geoffrey of Vinsauf's Documentum de modo et arte dictandi et versificandi," Speculum 74 (1999), 935-55.

"'Non solum sibi sed aliis etiam': Neoplatonism and Rhetoric in Saint Augustine's De doctrina christiana," Rhetorica 16 (1998), 393-408.

"Two Middle English Carols from an Exeter Manuscript," Medium Aevum 67 (1998), 104-11.

"'Si dictare velis': Versified Artes dictandi and Late Medieval Writing Pedagogy," Rhetorica 14 (1996), 265-88.

"Where's the Brief?: The Ars Dictaminis and Reading/Writing Between the Lines," Disputatio 1 (1996), 1-17.

"Rhetorical Ethos and the 'Nun's Priest's Tale,'" Comparative Literature Studies 33 (1996), 173-86.

"Betweeen Grammar and Rhetoric: Composition Teaching at Oxford and Bologna in the Late Middle Ages," in Rhetoric and Pedagogy: Its History, Philosophy, and Practice: Essays in Honor of James J. Murphy, ed. Winifred Bryan Horner and Michael Leff (Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 1995), pp. 83-94.

"Beyond the Libri Catoniani: Models of Latin Prose Style at Oxford University ca. l400," Mediaeval Studies 56 (1994), 165-187.

"A Twelfth-Century Treatise on Dictamen and Metaphor," Traditio 47 (1992), 161-213.

"The Consolation of Pandarus," The Chaucer Review 25 (1991), 214-228.

"The Varieties of Prose Dictamen as Defined by the Dictatores," Vichiana, ser. 3, 1 [Proceedings of the International Conference on Rhetoric, Camigliatello Silano, Italy, ll-l3 September l989] (Naples: Loffredo Editore, 1991, for 1990), pp. 61-73.

"Toward a Comprehensive Art of Written Discourse: Geoffrey of Vinsauf and the Ars Dictaminis," Rhetorica 6 (l988), l67-194.

"Oral-Traditional Structure in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," in Comparative Research on Oral Traditions: A Memorial for Milman Parry, ed. John M. Foley (Columbus, OH: Slavica Press, l987), pp. 121-137.

"The Libellus de arte dictandi rhetorice Attributed to Peter of Blois," Speculum 59 (l984), l6-4l.

"Medieval Rhetoric from St. Augustine to the Scholastics," in The Seven Liberal Arts in the Middle Ages, ed. David Wagner (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, l983; paperback edition, 1986), pp. 96-l24.

"The English Manuscripts of Bernard of Meung's Flores dictaminum," Viator l2 (l98l), l97-219.

"The Finn Episode and the Tragedy of Revenge in Beowulf," Studies in Philology 78 (l98l), l20-l34.

Work in Progress

Critical edition and translation of the rhetorical treatise Tria sunt [Pseudo-Geoffrey of Vinsauf, Documentum de modo et arte dictandi et versificandi (long version)].

Rhetoric in Late-Medieval Oxford (book).

"Follow the Figures: The Metamorphoses of Marbod's De ornamentis verborum" (monograph).

Selected Awards and Honors

Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity, University of Missouri-Columbia (2001)

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2000)

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (l996-1997)

William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, University of Missouri-Columbia (1996)

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Research Fellowship (l987-1988)

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (l984)

Fulbright Research Fellowship (Paris; 1974-1975)