Robert   J.  McDonie

Associate Professor  

Office: ELABS 266
Phone: (956) 665-8781
Email: robert.mcdonie@utrgv.edu

Dr. Robert J. McDonie





Selected Publications


  • Robert McDonie. ""Performing Friendship in Richard Rolle's _Incendium Amoris_"," Yes. . New Medieval Litertures 17, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017): 81-114.

  • Robert McDonie. "Teaching Medieval Literature at a Hispanic-Serving Institution," Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 21, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2014): 71-80.

  • Robert McDonie. ""Ye Gete Namoore of Me": Narrative, Textual, and Linguistic Desires in Chaucer's Merchant's Tale," Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 24, no. 4 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2012): 313-41.

  • Robert McDonie. "Mysterious Friends in the Prayers and Letters of Anselm of Canterbury," Friendship in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age: Walter de Gruyter, December 2010.

  • Robert McDonie. Abbot Aelred of Rievaulx's Letter to Gilbert, Venerable Bishop of London. Cistercian Studies Quarterly, 45, no. 2 October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2010: 119-24.

  • Robert McDonie. Friendship and Rhetoric: Language and Intimacy from Cicero to Aelred.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Robert McDonie. UC Irvine Department of English Conference Travel Grant, ( 2009)

  • Robert McDonie. UC Irvine School of Humanities Conference Travel Grant, ( 2009)

  • Robert McDonie. UC Irvine School of Humanities Conference Travel Grant, ( 2007)

  • Robert McDonie. UC Irvine International Center for Writing and Translation Grant, (Medieval Latin, University of Notre Dame), ( 2005)

  • Robert McDonie. Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, (2003 - 2004)



Selected Presentations


  • Robert McDonie. "The Medieval Manuscripts of Cicero's _De amicitia_," 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (May 2018)

  • Robert McDonie. "Rhetorical Friendship in Cicero's De Amicitia," Group for the Study of Early Cultures, University of California, Irvine, University of California, Irvine (October 2017)

  • Robert McDonie. "Friendship and the Ambivalence of Richard Rolle," Forty Sixth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (May 2014)

  • Robert McDonie. "Custaunce and the Limits of Exemplarity in Chaucer’s Man of Law’s Tale," Forty-Seventh International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (May 2012)

  • Robert McDonie. "Teaching Chaucer at a Minority-Serving Institution," Forty-Sixth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (May 2011)

  • Robert McDonie. "What is Middle English?," Introduction to Language Studies course, UTPA (November 2010)

  • Robert McDonie. "Capax Amici: The Potential Friend in Aelred of Rievaulx’s De spiritali amicitia," Forty-Fifth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (May 2010)

  • Robert McDonie. "Absent Friends: The Paradox of Friendship in the Prayers, Meditations, and Letters of Saint Anselm of Canterbury," Forty- Fourth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (May 2009)

  • Robert McDonie. "Mystifying Gender: Pedagogical Approaches to Rhetoric and Narrative in Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides ," Sixtieth Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Roundtable: Polymodal Perversity and Rhetorical Power: (Not) Confronting Gender Issues in First-Year Composition, San Francisco, CA (March 2009)

  • Robert McDonie. "Confession and Autobiography in the Ancrene Wisse," Forty-Second International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, Western Michigan University (May 2007)

Current Courses

ENGL 3301 91L - Survey of British Literature I:
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ENGL 2341 93L - Intro to Literature:
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ENGL 3310 90L - Medieval Literature:
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ENGL 2341 92L - Intro to Literature:
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