Professor Dorsey Armstrong, Ph.D.

Professor Dorsey Armstrong
  • Purdue University
  • Duke University
Every turning point in the medieval world discussed in these lectures shifted the flow of the river of history, bringing us ever closer to the modern world.

Dr. Dorsey Armstrong is Associate Professor of English and Medieval Literature at Purdue University, where she has taught since 2002. The holder of an A.B. in English and Creative Writing from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature from Duke University, she also taught at Centenary College of Louisiana and at California State University, Long Beach. Her research interests include medieval women writers, late-medieval print culture, and the Arthurian legend, on which she has published extensively, including the 2009 book Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur: A New Modern English Translation Based on the Winchester Manuscript and Gender and the Chivalric Community in Sir Thomas Malory's Morte d'Arthur, published in 2003. In January 2009, she became editor-in-chief of the academic journal Arthuriana, which publishes the most cutting-edge research on the legend of King Arthur, from its medieval origins to its enactments in the present moment. Her current research project-Mapping Malory's Morte-is an exploration of the role played by geography in Malory's version of the story of King Arthur.

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  1. (Set)  Early Middle Ages & Medieval World Set

    (Set) Early Middle Ages & Medieval World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  2. (Set) Turning Points in Medieval History & Medieval World  Set

    (Set) Turning Points in Medieval History & Medieval World

    Dorsey Armstrong
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $329.90 $329.90$329.90

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  3. (Set) The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe & Medieval World  Set

    (Set) The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe & Medieval World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Travel through time to the golden ages of 12 of Europe’s most beautiful medieval cities in The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe. Evocative location footage will make you feel as through you’re experiencing the sights and sounds in person! Then, don your armor for The Medieval World and see the Middle Ages from the fascinating perspectives of those who lived in that era.
  4. (Set) Analysis and Critique & Building Great Sentences Set on sale

    (Set) Analysis and Critique & Building Great Sentences

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $394.00 Starting at $79.90 $509.90 $79.90$509.90
    Transform yourself into a stronger, more confident writer with the helpful concepts and strategies in this two-course set delivered by masters of the craft. First, immerse yourself in the elements of successful writing—from organizing your thoughts to making persuasive arguments to avoiding common grammatical errors—in Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything. Then, in Building Great...
  5. (Set)  Algebra I & Analysis and Critique Set

    (Set) Algebra I & Analysis and Critique

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Whether you are a current student looking for a boost in your core-curriculum or a life-long learner who wants to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation into the world of complex mathematics, as well as improve your writing skills, this two-course set of Algebra I and How to Engage and Write About Anything will provide the groundwork and insight to take you to the next level.
  6. (Set) Medieval World & Vikings  Set

    (Set) Medieval World & Vikings

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
    Draw connections between the experiences of medieval Europeans and Vikings in this dynamic two-course set. Find out what life was like for everyday men and women during the Middle Ages with The Medieval World. Then, in The Vikings, explore the important role that these warriors, artists, merchants, poets, and kings played on the world stage.
  7. (Set) How the Crusades Changed History & Turning Points in Medieval History  Set

    (Set) How the Crusades Changed History & Turning Points in Medieval History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $259.90 $259.90$259.90
  8. (Set) Art of Teaching & Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything  Set

    (Set) Art of Teaching & Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Discover tips, strategies, and advice for become a more effective teacher and writer with these two engaging courses. Learn how to enhance your teaching style to fit all manner of scenarios with The Art of Teaching: Best Practices from a Master Educator. And find out the elements of successful writing with the help of engaging examples, prompts, and insights in Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about...
  9. (Set) Your Guide to Using English Set

    (Set) Your Guide to Using English

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $964.80 Starting at $964.80 $1,139.80 $964.80$1,139.80
    Get a lively and practical guide to effective uses of English in this course foursome that will help you be more logical, engaging, and persuasive in both speech and writing. In Writing Creative Nonfiction, explore the entire process of writing creative nonfiction, from brainstorming for the perfect idea to getting your final product noticed by literary agents and publishers. In Argumentation: The Study of Effective...
  10. (Set) Story of Medieval England & Medieval World  Set

    (Set) Story of Medieval England & Medieval World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
  11. (Set) Turning Points in Medieval History & Story of Medieval England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest   Set

    (Set) Turning Points in Medieval History & Story of Medieval England: From King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $329.90 $329.90$329.90

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  12. (Set) The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World  & Medieval World  Set

    (Set) The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World & Medieval World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $759.90 Starting at $759.90 $894.90 $759.90$894.90
    What was it like to live during the Middle Ages? Or in ancient Egypt? Find out with this two-course set that looks at history from the perspective of everyday men and women. The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World goes beyond the abstract dates and figures, kings and queens, and battles and wars that make up so many historical accounts, to study civilization from its earliest beginnings through...
  13. (Set) Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything & Art of Reading  Set on sale

    (Set) Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything & Art of Reading

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $412.00 Starting at $66.90 $509.90 $66.90$509.90
    Become a more effective writer and reader with this wonderful two-course set. First, in Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything, discover the perfect reference guide for writers, filled with exciting examples, engaging prompts, and unforgettable insights. Then, in The Art of Reading, learn how to approach even the most daunting novel or short story with increased confidence and make future...
  14. (Set) Experiencing the Middle Ages  Set

    (Set) Experiencing the Middle Ages

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,774.55 Starting at $2,774.55 $2,774.55 $2,774.55$2,774.55
    What was it like to live during the Middle Ages—one of the most important, yet most often overlooked, periods in the history of the Western world? Now you can find out with these Great Courses. Guided by expert medievalists and dynamic professors, you'll travel back in time and relieve some of the most intriguing moments from the years between A.D. 300 and 1500. Whether you're watching the rise of the...
  15. (Set)  The Development of European Civilization & The Medieval Set

    (Set) The Development of European Civilization & The Medieval

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $759.90 Starting at $759.90 $894.90 $759.90$894.90
  16. (Set) The Cathedral & Medieval World  Set

    (Set) The Cathedral & Medieval World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  17. (Set) The Secret Life of Words & Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything  Set

    (Set) The Secret Life of Words & Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Study how and why language changes, and discover the concepts and methods for clear and strong writing in this dynamic course duo that immerses you in the origins, evolution, and engaging uses of English. In The Secret Life of Words: English Words and Their Origins, get a delightful, informative survey of English, from its Germanic origins to the rise of globalization and cyber-communications. And in Analysis and...
  18. (Set) Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History & Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything  Set

    (Set) Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History & Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Learn how to give persuasive public speeches and write compelling copy with this two-course set that will help you communicate better and with greater confidence in speech and the written word. In The Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History, Professor John R. Hale gives you personal pointers and time-tested techniques used by some of the greatest figures in history to deliver powerful,...
  19. (Set)  Turning Points in Medieval History & 1066 Set

    (Set) Turning Points in Medieval History & 1066

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $199.90 Starting at $199.90 $199.90 $199.90$199.90
  20. (Set) Turning Points in Medieval History & Early Middle Ages  Set

    (Set) Turning Points in Medieval History & Early Middle Ages

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $259.90 $259.90$259.90

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    Gain new insight into the realities and legacy of the Dark Ages in this intriguing two-course set. First, in The Early Middle Ages, you'll discover what findings modern archaeology has unearthed and look into the fascinating personalities and events of this once-lost era. Then, in Turning Points in Medieval History, you'll explore the moments and fascinating figures that profoundly changed the arc of history and...