Dr. Lindsey Panxhi

Assistant Professor of English
Office Location Owens Hall, 212
Phone (Office) 405.585.4224
OBU Mailbox # 61307
Email lindsey.panxhi@okbu.edu

Biography

Dr. Lindsey Panxhi started teaching at OBU in the fall of 2016. She is a medievalist, whose research interests include Latin and French literature of the High Middle Ages (12th c.), multilingual and multicultural exchange in medieval Europe, Old and Middle English literature, and Arthurian legends and romances. In Dr. Panxhi's classes, she aims to teach in such a way that students grow in their passion for literature, their skill in writing, and their love of God and humankind.

When opportunity arises, Dr. Panxhi and her husband enjoy leading service trips back to her husband's home country of Albania. Dr. Panxhi is also an avid supporter of studying abroad. She has helped plan and lead a month-long study abroad program based in London, England, for OBU students in the summers of 2018 and 2019. When at home in America, Dr. Panxhi enjoys fitness, writing fiction, and spending time with family and friends.

Education

  • B.A., John Brown University
  • M.A., University of Arkansas
  • Ph.D., University of Arkansas
  • Dissertation: Hoc Est Corpus Meum: The Eucharist in Twelfth-Century Literature

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 1153: English Composition: Exposition & Argument
  • ENGL 1163: English Composition and Classical Literature
  • HON 1163: Honors Composition and Classical Literature
  • ENGL 2013: Western Civilization I
  • ENGL 2023: Western Civilization II
  • ENGL 3113: Early British Literature
  • ENGL 3313: C.S. Lewis
  • ENGL 3963: Young Adult Literature
  • ENGL 4329: Special Topics: British Authors on Location
  • ENGL 4329: Special Topics: Medieval Roots of The Lord of the Rings
  • HON 2119: 20th Century British Mystery Writers (Honors Colloquium)
  • HON 2119: The Best of All Possible Worlds: Utopian and Dystopian Literature (Honors Colloquium)

Publications and Presentations

Publications:

"Rewriting the Werewolf and Rehabilitating the Irish in the Topographia Hibernica of Gerald of Wales." Viator 46.3 (2015): 21-40.

In Progress: “An ‘Inner Ring’ or an Open Fellowship?: An Evaluation of the Company of St. Anne’s in That Hideous Strength.” Forthcoming in a Festschrift in honor of Dr. Michael E. Travers, 2019. 8,000 words.

Presentations:

“The Hideous Strength of ‘The Inner Ring,’ Dismantled by Deep Heaven.” Lewis & Friends
Colloquium. Taylor University. Upland, IN. June 2018.

"Transformation in Twelfth-Century Terms: Succubi, Shape-Shifters, and Sacramental Encounters in Clerical Latin Narratives.” 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, MI. May 2017.

“Succubi and the Blessed Sacrament: Clerical Critiques of the Trial by Ordeal.” Medieval Academy of America. University of Toronto. Toronto, ON. April 2017.

“Demons and the Eucharist: Implications of a Clerical Latin Narrative Motif.” Texas Medieval
Association Conference. Texas A&M University. September 2016.

“Supernatural Lovers and Sacred Practices in Walter Map's De nugis curialium.” 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies. WMU. Kalamazoo, MI. May 2015.

“Rewriting the Werewolf: Gerald of Wales’s Eucharistic Inquiry.” Harvard’s Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures Conference, “New Perspectives on Gerald of Wales: Texts and Contexts.” Harvard University. Cambridge, MA. April 2015.

Memberships

  • Medieval Academy of America
  • Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA)
  • Mid-America Medieval Association

Additional Information

Recipient of the "Seven Who Care" Award, Oklahoma Baptist University, Spring 2018.