Medieval studies: Chaucer, Langland, medieval ritual practice
Stephanie Trigg is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of English. She 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 was Distinguished Lecturer, New York University. In 2013 she was Distinguished Lecturer at New York University, and Visiting Fellow, Queen Mary, University of London and in 2016 Research Fellow at Columbia University. She was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2006, and from 2008-2011 she was a Trustee of the New Chaucer Society. She is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the John Rylands Research Institute at the University of Manchester. In 2008 she 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. Stephanie was one of ten foundational Chief Investigators and one of four Program Leaders in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (UWA), 2011-18, and currently leads the Melbourne node of the Centre.
Stephanie is 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.
Education and training
University of Melbourne 1990
University of Melbourne 1984
University of Melbourne 1979
Awards and honors
Patricia Grimshaw Award for Excellence in Mentoring (Academic), University of Melbourne,
Award for Teaching Excellence in Arts and Humanities, Australian Learning and Teaching Council,
Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities,
Woodward Medal for Research Excellence in the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Melbourne,
Faculty of Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne,
I am available to supervise topics on medieval and English literature, mostly Middle English, but with some interest in Old English literature; topics in medievalism, and the history of emotions in medieval and early modern literature; and in the trajectory of medieval and early modern European emotions into modern culture, especially in Australia. I have also supervised several higher degree research topics on modern fiction and poetry.