Dorsey Armstrong (born 1970) is Professor of English and Medieval Literature at Purdue University. She received her Ph.D. in Medieval Literature from Duke University in 1998. Before joining the English department at Purdue in 2002, she taught at Centenary College of Louisiana and California State University, Long Beach. Her research interests include medieval women writers; late medieval print culture; and the Arthurian legend.
Her book Gender and the Chivalric Community in Sir Thomas Malory’s “Morte d’Arthur” was published by University Press of Florida in 2003, and widely reviewed.
Her translated edition of Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur : A Modern English Translation, was published by Parlor Press in 2009, has been reviewed and is held in over 4500 WorldCat libraries In January 2009, she became editor in chief of the academic journal Arthuriana, which publishes research on the legend of King Arthur, from its medieval origins to its enactments in the present moment. In her current research project—Mapping Malory’s “Morte”—she explores the role that geography plays in Thomas Malory’s version of the story of King Arthur. Armstrong has won numerous awards for rigorous and engaged teaching style. She has taped six lecture series for The Teaching Company—five on the medieval world and one on developing good writing.