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DepartmentTorrey Honors Institute
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Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge
  • M.Phil., University of Cambridge
  • B.A., Pomona College

Biography

Diane Vincent is Associate Professor of Medieval Literature at Torrey Honors, Biola University. Her doctoral work at the University of Cambridge investigated the use of question and answer, religious language, heresy, and ars grammatica in medieval England. Her interests range widely across the liberal arts including theological anthropology, history and pedagogy of university "great books programs", Greek tragedy, Plato, dance, choral music, Shakespeare, and the Bible.

Awards

2011-2013 Generations in Dialogue junior scholar mentorship program with Bernard McGinn

2005-2007 Girton College Graduate Research Scholarship, University of Cambridge

2005-2007 Overseas Research Studentship, University of Cambridge

2001-2002 Distinction across all elements of M.Phil Course, University of Cambridge

2001-2002 Pomona-Downing Scholar, Pomona and Downing College

Publications (Selected)

  • “The Contest over the Public Imagination of Inquisition, 1380-1430.”  The Culture of Inquisition in Medieval England. Eds. Mary C. Flannery and Katie L. Walter. Boydell and Brewer, 2013. 60-76. 
  • “Idealism and Limitations” in The Great Books Reader: Excerpts and Essays on the Most Influential Books in Western Civilization. Ed. John Mark Reynolds. Bethany Books, 2011. 214-217.
  • “Reading a Christian-Saracen Debate in Fifteenth-Century Middle English Charlemagne Romance: The Case of Turpines Story.” Forthcoming in Exploitation in the Romance of Medieval England, eds. Judith Weiss, Ivana Djordjevic, and Laura Ashe (Boydell and Brewer, 2010).

Presentations

  • “Christ the Heretic: Inquisition and the Dramatic Imagination in Late Medieval England” Medieval Academy of America Annual Meeting, April 2013, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • “Neither Faith nor Heresy: “Questiouns of dowte” in Late-Medieval England” Faith and Doubt in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 7-9 April 2011Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • “‘Making Inquisicioun’: The Public Contest over Inquisitorial Question-and-Answer in Late Medieval England.” Invited paper presented at Inquisition and Confession in England after Lateran IV, 11 July 2009, Queen Mary College, University of London, London, UK.

Occasional Writings and Lectures:

  • “A Reader’s Guide to Thucydides.” Lecture given at Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University, La Mirada, California, September 18, 2019. 
  • “Keeping it Weird: How to Learn from Old Books, with help from Euripides’ Bacchae.” Lecture given at Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University, La Mirada, California, October 24, 2018.
  • “Become Puddleglums,” Torrey Honors Institute Commencement Charge to Graduates, Biola University, La Mirada, California May 2018
  • “The Good of Being a Boso: How to Learn from Question and Answer in Anselm, Heidelberg and beyond.” Lecture given at Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University, La Mirada, California, April 2, 2018.
  • “Is Socrates Dangerous?” Lecture given at Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University, La Mirada, California, November 9, 2017
  • "A Defense of the Liberal Arts," Common Room Conversation with Matt Jenson and Adam Johnson, 2017
  • “A Charge to Maintain the Liberal Arts,” Scriptorium Daily, November 2016 
  • “Parable of The Great Feast: The Art of Cicely Barker and Jan Van Amstel,” Biola Lent Project, February 2016
  • “A Reader’s Guide to Ballet, with special reference to Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet.” Lecture given at Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University, La Mirada, California, February 11, 2016
  • “How do Women Bring Justice to the City in Aeschylus’ Oresteia?” Lecture given at Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University, La Mirada, California, September 23, 2015.
  • “Does Richard II Deserve Our Pity?” Lecture given at Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University, La Mirada, California, February 12, 2015.
  • "Existentialism and the Meaningful Life", Common Room Conversation with Matt Jenson and Janelle Aijian, 2015
  • “Mary’s Joy and Carolyn Jennings’s choral setting of A New Magnificat,” Biola Advent Project, November 2014 
  • “Love and Marriage According to Chaucer: Mastery, Purgatory, and the Noble Risk.” Lecture given at Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University, La Mirada, California, October 20, 2014.
  • “In Defense of Cinderella: The Dress,” Scriptorium Daily, November 2012. 


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