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Theresa Tinkle


Office Information:

1354 North Quad
phone: 734.615.2587

executive committee ; Staff


Ph.D., UCLA 1989

Theresa has published two monographs:  

Gender and Power in Medieval Exegesis. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

Medieval Venuses and Cupids: Sexuality, Hermeneutics, and English Poetry.Stanford University Press, 1996

As well as two co-edited collections of essays:

Chaucer and the Challenges of Medievalism: Studies in Honor of H. A. Kelly.Ed. Donka Minkova and Theresa Tinkle. Peter Lang Verlag, 2003

The Iconic Page in Manuscript, Print, and Digital Culture. Ed. George Bornstein and Theresa Tinkle. University of Michigan Press, 1998

And a number of articles, including most recently:

“York’s Jesus: Crowned King and Traitor Attainted,” Speculum (2019)

“Sir John Mandeville’s God(s),” ELH 82 (2015): 1-30

“God’s Chosen Peoples: Christians and Jews in The Book of John Mandeville,” JEGP 113 (2014): 443-71

Theresa Tinkle, Daphna Atias, Ruth McAdams, Cordelia Zukerman, “Teaching Close Reading Skills in a Large Lecture Course,” Pedagogy 13.3 (2013): 505-35

Selected Honors and Awards:

Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize (2012) 

UM Faculty Recognition Award (2004) 

UM Office of the Provost Career Development Award (1999) 

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor (1998)  

College of LS&A Excellence in Education Awards (1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999) 

Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize from the Medieval Academy of America (1989)