Professor Stephanie Trigg
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Her chief research interests are concerned with the literature of Chaucer and other fourteenth- and fifteenth-century English writers; and with medievalism, the afterlife of medieval literature and culture. Her other research interests include theories of ritual practice and Australian literature.
Stephanie Trigg holds an Honours Degree and a PhD in English from the Department of English at the University of Melbourne and a B.Litt. degree in Philosophy and Social Theory from Melbourne. She was awarded the University of Melbourne's Woodward Medal for Research Excellence in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2004, and the Faculty of Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2003. In 2005, she was Visiting Hurst Professor in the Department of English and American Literature at Washington University in Saint Louis. In 2009 she is Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and Distinguished Lecturer, New York University. She was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2006, and in 2008 received the Patricia Grimshaw Award for Excellence in Mentoring, and an Award for Teaching Excellence in Arts and Humanities from the Australian Teaching and Learning Council.
Current projects include a cultural history of the Order of the Garter (funded by a Discovery Grant from the Australian Research Council); a collaborative project on Australian medievalism with Louise D'Arcens (University of Wollongong), Andrew Lynch (University of Western Australia) and John Ganim (University of California, Riverside), also funded by the ARC; and a book on the theory of medievalism, being jointly written with Thomas Prendergast (College of Wooster, Ohio).
Stephanie is also one of ten Chief Investigators and one of four Program Leaders in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, 1100-1800. Her program, "Shaping the Modern", explores the continuance of European emotional understandings and practices in Australia, and the many ways in which modern Australians engage with and re-interpret Australia's emotional heritage.
Major grants held
- Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, 1100-1800 (based at UWA): $24.5 million
- Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, 2004-6: "Royal Ritual and the Order of the Garter" $151,000
- Australian Research Council Network Funding: Network for Early European Research (UWA): 2004-2009: $1,600,000
- Australian Research Council Discovery Grant: 2008-11. "Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory". With Andrew Lynch (UWA), Louise D'Arcens (Wollongong), John Ganim (UC Riverside): $340,000
- Joint Editor of Book Series, Late Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Brepols Publishing)
- Member of Editorial Board, Cambria Studies in Classicism, Orientalism, and Medievalism
- Member of Editorial Board, Literature Compass (Blackwells)
- Member of Editorial Board, Long Histories (University of Western Australia Press)
- Member of Editorial Board, Manchester Medieval Literature (University of Manchester Press)
- Member of Editorial Board, Parergon
- Trustee, New Chaucer Society, 2008-11
- Member, Executive Board, International Piers Plowman Society.
- Member of Editorial Board, Exemplaria
- Member of Editorial Board, Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies
- Humanities Researcher: stephanietrigg.blogspot.com
- Trigg, Stephanie. Shame and Honor: A Vulgar History of the Order of the Garter. Philadephia: University of Pennsylvania Press, March 15 2012
- Trigg, Stephanie. Congenial Souls: Reading Chaucer From Medieval to Postmodern. Minneapolis and London: Minnesota University Press, 2002, xxiv+280pp.
- Trigg, Stephanie. Gwen Harwood, Oxford Australian Writers series. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1994, viii+119pp.
- Trigg, Stephanie (editor and introduction). Medievalism and the Gothic in Australian Culture. Making the Middle Ages, Vol. 8. Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Sydney. Turnhout: Brepols, 2005; and Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2006
- Trigg, Stephanie (editor and introduction). Medieval English Poetry, Longman Critical Readers Series. London: Longman, 1993, xii+299pp.
- Trigg, Stephanie (ed.). Wynnere and Wastoure, Early English Text Society, 297. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990, lvii+67 pp.
- Trigg, Stephanie (with Tom Prendergast). "The Negative Erotics of Medievalism?" in Federico, Sylvia and Scala, Elizabeth (eds.). The Post-Historical Middle Ages. Palgrave, 2009
- Trigg, Stephanie. "The Vulgar History of the Order of the Garter," in McMullan, Gordon and Matthews, David (eds.). Reading the Medieval in Early Modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007, pp.91-105
- Trigg, Stephanie. "Learning to Live," in Strohm, Paul (ed.). Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature: Middle English. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007, pp.459-75
- Trigg, Stephanie. "Chaucer's "lewed peple": japes, apes and the pre-history of mass culture," in Matthews, David; Fulton, Helen and Evans, Ruth (eds.). Medieval Cultural Studies: Essays in Honour of Stephen Knight. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2006, pp.166-78
- Trigg, Stephanie (with Paul James). "Rituals of Nationhood: Medievalism, Neo-Traditionalism and Republicanism," in Trigg, Stephanie (ed.). Medievalism and the Gothic in Australian Culture 2005, pp.255-257
- Trigg, Stephanie. "Chaucer's Influence and Reception," in Lerer, Seth (ed.). Yale Companion to Chaucer. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005, pp.297-323
- Trigg, Stephanie. "Reception: Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries," in Ellis, Steve (ed.). Oxford Guide to Chaucer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, pp.528-43
- Trigg, Stephanie. "From Medieval to Medievalist - and Back Again?" in Matthews, Brian (ed.). Readers, Writers, Publishers: Essays and Poems. Canberra: Australian Academy of the Humanities, 2004, pp.135-43
- Trigg, Stephanie. "Blogging, Time and Displacement," in Literature Compass, 2011
- Trigg, Stephanie. "Parliamentary Medievalism: The Australian Magna Carta as Secular Relic," in Australian Literary Studies, 2011
- Trigg, Stephanie. "Response to Bruce Holsinger: Getting Metamedieval," in PostMedieval 1.3, 2010, pp.338-40
- Trigg, Stephanie. "Transgression, Perversion, and Fanaticism”: Postmodern Medieval Conditions," in PostMedieval: Medieval Cultural Studies 1.3, 2010, pp.317-26.
- Trigg, Stephanie. "Transparent Walls: Stained Glass and Cinematic Medievalism," in Screening the Past 26, 2009
- Trigg, Stephanie. "Medievalism, the Queen and the Dandy," in AntiTHESIS, 2009
- Trigg, Stephanie (with Tom Prendergast). "What is Happening to the Middle Ages?" in New Medieval Literatures 9, 2008, pp.215-229
- Trigg, Stephanie. "Medievalism and Convergence Culture: Researching the Middle Ages for Fiction and Film," in Parergon 25.2, 2008, pp.99-118
- Trigg, Stephanie. "The Injuries of Time: Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Speght, and Wade's Boat," in The LaTrobe Journal 81, 2008, pp.106-117
- Trigg, Stephanie. "I've Written My Talk: Blogging, Speaking, Writing," in Heat 15, 2007, pp.115-26
- Trigg, Stephanie. ""Medieval Literature" or "Early Europe"? How to Win Grants and Change the Course of Scholarship," in Literature Compass 3, March 2006
- Trigg, Stephanie. ""Shamed be...": Historicizing Shame in Medieval and Early Modern Courtly Ritual," in Exemplaria 19.1, 2007, pp.67-89
- Trigg, Stephanie. "Walking Through Cathedrals: Medieval Tourism and the Authenticity of Place," in New Medieval Literatures 7, 2005, pp.9-33
- Trigg, Stephanie. "The Poetry of Service in The Manciple's Tale," in Studies in the Age of Chaucer 25, 2003, pp.325-30
- Trigg, Stephanie. "The New Medievalization of Chaucer," in Studies in the Age of Chaucer 24, 2002, pp.347-54
- Trigg, Stephanie. ""Ye louely ladyes with youre longe fyngres": The Silkwomen of Medieval London," in Studia Anglica Posnaniensia 38, 2002, pp.469-84