Areas of Interest
Middle English literature, temporality, cognition, memory, spatial perception, history of science, pilgrimage, ecocriticism
M.A., Purdue University, 2015
B.A., Purdue University, 2014
Logan’s research tracks and explores the ways in which medieval texts theorize and complicate spatial and temporal experience. In pursuit of this, he considers medieval understandings of memory, theories of time and eternity, and representations of placemaking as they appear in thirteenth and fourteenth-century medieval literature. His most recent project explores ways in which the thirteenth-century Acallam na Senórach resists Anglo-Norman colonial impulses by manifesting for the reader experiences of temporal distention. He is also examining Newberry Case MS 32, a fifteenth-century roll depicting the Stations of Rome, in order to better understand how spatial representation enables practices of mental pilgrimage. Find him on Twitter @lpquigley, where he won’t stop tweeting about The Lord of the Rings.
Recent Scholarly Activity
“Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Walking Through Narrative in Newberry Case MS 32.” 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies. University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI. May 2019: conference presentation.
“Temporal Pain and Human Gain: Augustinian Time and Irish Humanity in Acallam na Senórach.” 2019 Irish Studies Graduate Colloquium. University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. April 2019: colloquium presentation.
“Let Your Memory Lead You: Character Memory and Audience Recall in The Franklin’s Tale.” Exploring the Premodern World. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. March 2019: symposium presentation.
“Considering Pilgrimage: Spatial Orientation in Imaginative Travel.” Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference (Exploring Space in the Middle Ages). Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. October 2018: conference presentation.
“Medieval Wanderlust and Virtual Wayfinding.” University of Notre Dame: Medieval Studies Research Blog, 16 February 2018, http://sites.nd.edu/manuscript-studies/2018/02/16/medieval-wanderlust-and-virtual-wayfinding/. Blog post.