Summary of expertise:
Sister Mary Clemente Davlin's academic work has focused on Piers Plowman, a 14th century masterpiece of English literature. She has written three books on this book-length poem, including A Journey into Love: Meditating with the Medieval Poem Piers Plowman, published in 2008. Davlin has also written articles on Dante and Chaucer including "Chaucer and Langland as Religious Writers" (William Langland's Piers Plowman: a Book of Essays) and "The Divine Comedy as a Map of the Way to Happiness" (Approaches to Teaching Dante's Divine Comedy). She has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship as well as a Newberry Library-British Academy Fellowship for research. She has been honored twice with Dominican's Excellence in Teaching Award, in 1997 and 1973. Davlin has also been involved in promoting diversity at Dominican University by organizing programs to mentor and support minority students. The university's annual diversity leadership award is now named in her honor.
Medieval literature, Piers Plowman, Chaucer, Dante, Shakespeare
PhD, English, University of California, Berkeley; MA, English, University of Wisconsin, Madison; BA, English and philosophy, Rosary College
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