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Rory Sullivan

April 9, 2018


2017, MA English, University of Virginia

2014, BA English, The College of William and Mary


Rory Sullivan studies late medieval English literature, art, and culture, and is completing a Ph.D. in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He teaches courses on speculative fiction, visual narrative, and composition, while also working at the Writing and Learning Center as a Writing Coach. Rory’s scholarly work is interested in the lived experiences and devotional practices of late medieval people. His dissertation, “The Virtual Imagination and the Self in Late Medieval England,” investigates the interactions between individuals and art objects, poems, performances, and manuscripts in order to understand how individuals cultivated devotional practices and experiences.

Teaching Awards

  • Erika Lindemann Award for Excellence in Teaching Composition, 2022


  • Breen Award for outstanding work in the field of Medieval Studies, 2019

  • Balch Prize for a Masters Student in English, 2017

Curriculum Vitae / Resume