Dr. Lindsey Panxhi

Director of the Honors Program
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. As Director of the Honors Program, she is privileged to have the opportunity to challenge, guide, and equip Honors students as they expand their minds, enrich their souls, and explore the world.

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 2 month-long study abroad programs based in London, England, for OBU students in the summers of 2018 and 2019. When at home in America, Dr. Panxhi enjoys long walks, reading literature, writing fiction, and fellowshipping 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

  • English Composition 1 and 2
  • Honors Critical Skills
  • Honors Composition and Classical Literature
  • Western Civilization I and II
  • Early British Literature, and Prosody Lab
  • Literature for Young Adults
  • Special Topics: British Authors on Location
  • Special Topics: Medieval Roots of The Lord of the Rings
  • Authors course: C.S. Lewis
  • Honors colloquia: 20th Century British Mystery Writers; World Building in Fantasy Literature; Utopian and Dystopian Literature

Publications

Publications:

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

“An ‘Inner Ring’ or an Open Fellowship?: An Evaluation of the Company of St. Anne’s in That Hideous Strength.” C.S. Lewis and the Christian Mind: Essays in Honor of Dr. Michael E. Travers. Wipf and Stock Publishers. Forthcoming in 2020.

In Progress:
“Demons and the Eucharist: Implications of a Clerical Latin Narrative Motif.” est. 10,000 words.

Presentations

“Sacramental Storytelling: How Tales of Transformation Cloak Clerical Truths.” Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature. University of Dallas. Irving, TX. September 2019.

"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.

“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
  • The Conference on Christianity and Literature
  • C.S. Lewis and Inklings Society

Awards and Honors

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