Romuald I. Lakowski: Curriculum Vitae

Citizenship:   UK and Canadian

Date:   30th June 2017
Dr. Romuald I. Lakowski
(780) 497-5835
lakowskir@macewan.ca
macewan.academia.edu/RomualdLakowski

Education:

Ph.D. English Literature  University of British Columbia. Fall, 1993. Supervisor: Paul G. Stanwood.
M.A. English University of British Columbia. 1985. Supervisor: Nan Johnson.
M.A. Medieval Studies  University of Toronto. 1978.
B.A. History University of British Columbia. 1977. Concentration: Mediaeval History.
Physics University of British Columbia, Graduate Studies, 1974–75, Withdrew.
B.Sc. Mathematics 1st Honours, University of British Columbia. 1974.

Teaching Experience:

  1. Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton. English Faculty. 2000–Present.
    Courses Taught:
    ENGL 336/239 (3) Introduction to Shakespeare;
    ENGL 339 (3) Further Studies in Shakespeare;
    ENGL 337 (3) Studies in the Renaissance;
    ENGL 338 (6) Shakespeare (2000–2008);
    ENGL 492 (3) Edmund Spenser (Fall 2014);
    ENGL 489 (3) Early Modern Utopias and Medieval Travel Literature (Winter 2012);
    ENGL 402 (3) Studies in Authors Seminar: J.R.R. Tolkien (2009);
    ENGL 440 (3) English Renaissance Poetry Seminar, 1500–1650 (2008);
    ENGL 319 (3) Earlier Medieval Literature (Winter 2015);
    ENGL 322 (3) Medieval Drama (2011–2014);
    ENGL 203/307 (3) History of the English Language (2006–2007);
    ENGL 389 (3) Classics of Children's Literature in English (2001–2009);
    ENGL 243 (3) Genesis of English Literary Forms: Old English to late Renaissance (Fall 2016)
    ENGL 132(3)/133(3), 100 (6) British Literature: Beginnings to Present (2004–2014);
    ENGL 103 (3) Introduction to Literature;
    ENGL 102 (3) Analysis and Argument;
    ENGL 101 (6) Critical Reading and Writing (2000–2009);

  2. Self-Employed English Tutor (Grade 8 to 3rd Year University). 1993–2000.

  3. University of British Columbia. English Graduate Teaching Assistant. 1983–88.

Other Work Experience:

  1. U.B.C. Computing Centre. Part-time Computer Consultant. 1987–1992.

  2. U.B.C. Opthalmology/Psychology. Part-time Computer Programmer. 1988–1993.

  3. U.B.C. Depts. of History and English. Part-time Freelance Editor. 1989–1993.

  4. U.B.C. Department of Oceanography. Full-time Programmer Analyst. 1979–82.

  5. U.B.C. Triumf Meson Facility. Student Computer Programmer. Summer, 1974.

Digital Humanities Online Publications:

International Thomas More Bibliography (Version 1.4a, 7th February 2017, ~8,000 items). Available online at http://www3.telus.net/lakowski/itmb.html

A TEI Edition of Sir Thomas More's English Poetry from the 1557 Folio. (Revised edition, 6th July 2015) Available online at http://www3.telus.net/lakowski/poetry.html.

Chronologies of the Letters and paper of Thomas More. (Preliminary Edition. Version 1.0, 6th July 2017) Available online at http://www3.telus.net/lakowski/Chronology1.html.

Early Tudor Translation. (Latin and English Texts: Preliminary Edition) Available online at http://www3.telus.net/lakowski/Editions/Introduction.html.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

Science in Utopia and Thomas More's Knowledge of Renaissance Science. Moreana 52:203/204 (June 2016): 119-145.

Another Poem by Margaret Roper? Moreana 52:203/204 (June 2016): 393-394.

Elizabeth McCutcheon's Bibliography. Liber Amicorum: A Collection of Essays by Elizabeth McCutcheon (Moreana Special Issue) Moreana 52:201–202 (December 2015): 401-411.

A Wilderness of Dragons: Tolkien’s Treatment of Dragons in Roverandom and Farmer Giles of Ham. Mythlore 127 (34:1) (Fall/Winter 2015): 83-103.

Digital Thomas More. Moreana 199/200 (June 2015): 273–285.

The Fall and Repentance of Galadriel. Perilous and Fair: Women in the Works and Life of J.R.R. Tolkien. Edited by Janet Brennan Croft and Leslie A. Donovan. Altadena, CA: Mythopoeic Press, Jan. 16, 2015. 153–67. [Reviewed by Deidre Dawson in Journal of Tolkien Research Vol. 1:1.8 (2014): 12–13. Earlier version published in Mythlore No. 97/98, Vol. 25:3/4 (Spring/Summer 2007): 91–104. Available online at http://www.academia.edu/7510813

Two Neglected Poems of Thomas More and a Poem of Margaret Roper's. Moreana 50:191/192 (June 2013): 285–290. Available online at http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/moreana/Moreana191-192pages285-290.pdf

Finduilas, Incest and Tϊrin. Mythprint 47:8 (#337) (August 2010): 5–6. Online at https://www.academia.edu/10625610 (No Preview)

Sir Thomas More and the East: Ethiopia, India and the Land of Prester John. Moreana 177/78 (Dec. 2009): 181–97. Available online at https://www.academia.edu/7511400

Bibliography of the Last Letters of St. Thomas More, and Bibliography of the Final Instructions and Prayers of St. Thomas More. Moreana 176 (June 2009): 232–44.

Tolkien's Love Triangle: Aragorn's Relationship with Ιowyn and Arwen. The Ring Goes Ever On: Proceedings of the Tolkien 2005 Conference. Celebrating 50 Years of The Lord of the Rings. Ed. Sarah Wells. 2 Vols. Cheltenham, UK: The Tolkien Society, 2008. 1: 305–15.

Horror and Anguish: The Slaying of Glaurung and Medieval Literature. The Mirror Crack'd: Fear and Horror in J.R.R. Tolkien's Major Works. Edited by Lynn Forest-Hill. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008. 151–168.

Perilously Fair: Titania, Galadriel and the Fairy Queen of Medieval Romance. Tolkien and Shakespeare: Essays on Shared Themes and Language Edited by Janet Croft. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2007. 60–78.

Types of Heroism in The Lord of the Rings. Mythlore 90 (23:4) (2002): 22–35.

Thomas More, Protestants and Turks: Persecution and Martyrdom in A Dialogue of Comfort. The Ben Jonson Journal 7 (2000): 199–223.

From History to Myth: The Misogyny of Richard III in More's History and Shakespeare's Play. Q/W/E/R/T/Y [Pau, France], 9 (Oct. 1999): 15–23. [Electronic offprint at <http://shaksper.net/scholarly-resources/library-of-essays>]

Utopia and the Pacific Rim: The Cartographical Evidence. Early Modern Literary Studies 5.2 (Sept. 1999):5.1–19. <http://purl.oclc.org/emls/05-2/lakocart.htm>

Geography and the More Circle: John Rastell, Thomas More and the New World. Renaissance Forum 4.1 (1999):3.1–22. <http://www.hull.ac.uk/renforum/v4no1/lakowski.htm>

Sir Thomas More's Correspondence and the Transformations of the Epistolary Genre: A Survey and A Bibliography. Disputatio Vol. 1 (The Late Medieval Epistle) (1996): 161–179. [Electronic Offprint at <http://www.phil-hum-ren.uni-muenchen.de/SekLit/LAKOWSKImorusC.htm>.]

A Bibliography of Thomas More's Utopia. Early Modern Literary Studies 1.2 (1995): 6.1–10. <http://purl.oclc.org/emls/01-2/lakomore.html> [Approx. 700 Items.]

Reviews and Review Articles:

Review of Gerard Wegemer's Thomas More on Statesmanship and St. Thomas More: English Poems, Life of Pico, The Last Things. Renaissance Forum 3.2 (1998): 1–15. <http://www.hull.ac.uk/renforum/v3no2/lakowski.htm>

Review of Glendwr Williams' The Great South Sea: English Voyages and Encounters, 1570–1750. Sixteenth Century Journal 29:4 (1998): 1235–37.

James Tracy's Erasmus of the Low Countries and Desiderius Erasmus: Colloquies. Early Modern Literary Studies 4.1 (1998) 11.1–10. <http://purl.oclc.org/emls/04-1/rev_lak3.html>

Diarmaid MacCulloch's Thomas Cranmer: A Life. Renaissance Forum 2.2 (1997): 1–10. <http://www.hull.ac.uk/renforum/v2no2/lakowski.htm>

Sir Thomas More: Utopia. Early Modern Literary Studies 2.3 (1996): 15.1–7. <http://purl.oclc.org/emls/02-3/rev_lak2.html>

David Daniel's William Tyndale: A Biography. Early Modern Literary Studies 1.3 (1995): 12.1–7. <http://purl.oclc.org/emls/01-3/rev_lak1.html> (cf. Moreana 133 (1998):51.)

Digital Humanities Workshops and Courses:

Advanced TEI Concepts / TEI Customization. Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2015, U of Victoria, 15–19 June, 2015. Taught by Syd Bauman.

Crowdsourcing as a Tool for Research and Public Engagement. Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2015, U of Victoria, 8–12 June, 2015. Taught by Edith Law.

Digitization Fundamentals and their Application. Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2014, U of Victoria, 2–6 June, 2014, Taught by Robin Davies and Michael Dixon.

Taking TEI Further: Customizing the TEI. WWP Seminars on Scholarly Text Encoding, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 14–16 May, 2014. Taught by Julia Flanders, Syd Bauman, and Trevor Muρoz.

Taking TEI Further: Transforming and Publishing TEI Data. Women Writers Project Seminars on Scholarly Text Encoding, Brown University, Providence, RI, 20–22 November, 2013. Taught by Julia Flanders, Syd Bauman and David Birnbaum.

Transcribing and Describing Primary Sources in TEI. Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2013, U of Victoria, 6–10 June, 2013. Taught by Matthew Driscoll and Laura Estill.

Digital Humanities Databases. Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2012, U of Victoria, 4–8 June, 2012. Taught by Harvey Quamen, Jon Bath, and Matt Bouchard.

Text Encoding Fundamentals and Their Application. Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2010, U of Victoria, 7–11 June, 2010. Taught by Julia Flanders and Syd Bauman.

Unpublished Conference Papers and Presentations:

Digital Thomas More: Archive and Editions. Paper Presented at the ACMRS Conference, Phoenix AZ, 10th Feb. 2017.

The Early Publication History of Utopia, 1516–1518: Louvain, Paris and Basel. Paper Presented at the Utopia for 500 Conference, St. Thomas More College and University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 23rd Sept. 2016.

Thomas More's Utopia and the Low Countries: Bruges, Antwerp, Louvain—A Reconsideration. Paper Presented at the Meeting of the Sixteenth Century Society Conference, Bruges, Belgium, 18th Aug. 2016.

Patristic Sources for More's Dialogue of Comfort: Cassian, Augustine, Jerome, and Cyprian. Paper Presented at the Thomas More Studies Conference, U of Dallas, Irving TX, 8th Nov. 2014.

Utopian Warfare and the Mongols: On Medieval Travel Literature and Thomas More's Utopia. Talk Given to the Centre for Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) University of Saskatchewan and St. Thomas More College, March 20th 2014.

John Mandeville and Thomas More in Search of Utopia. Paper Given at the Meeting of the Canadian Society of Medievalists, Victoria, BC, 2nd June 2013.

The Religions of the Utopians and the Religions of the Mongols. Talk given to the Medieval and Early Modern Institute University of Alberta, March 27th 2012.

Thomas More and the Inklings: Utopia and Middle Earth. Presented at the Mythopeic Society Conference (Mythcon 42), Albuquerque, NM, 17th July. 2011.

Thomas More's Utopian Travels and the Birth of the Utopian Genre. Presented at the Renaissance Society of America Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, 24th Mar. 2011.

The Treatment of Conscience in The Book of Sir Thomas More and Shakespeare's Henry VIII. Paper Presented at the Thomas More Studies Conference, U of Dallas, Irving TX, 6th Nov. 2010.

Thomas More's Pico Verses: A Critical Overview. Paper Presented at the Thomas More Studies Conference, U of Dallas, Irving TX, 6th Nov. 2009.

Approaches to Utopia: Thomas More's Utopia and Early Modern Geography. Paper Given at the Meeting of the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies, Vancouver, BC, 2nd June 2008.

Smaug and Glaurung: The Difference of Dragons. Paper Given at the 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 9, 2008.

Spenserian Alliteration: On Reading Spenser's Fairie Queene as an Alliterative Poem. Paper Given at the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 4, 2006.

Dialogue and Dissent in the Polemical Works of Saint Thomas More. Given at the Medieval and Early Modern Institute Conference, U of Alberta, Edmonton, May 10th, 2005.

Utopia and Marco Polo's Travels: Thomas More's Utopia and Medieval Travel Literature. Conference Paper Given at the Renaissance Society of America Meeting, Cambridge, England, April 7, 2005.

The Letters and Papers of St. Thomas More: On the Need for an Electronic Archive. Given at the Medieval and Early Modern Institute Mini-Conference, U of Alberta, Edmonton, May 18th, 2004.

Thomas More's Utopia, Alexander the Great and the Gymnosophists. Conference Paper Given at Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference, Nanaimo, BC, May 3rd, 2003.

Thomas More's Utopia and South-East Asia: Oderic of Pordenone, Nicolς de' Conti, and Ludovico di Varthema. Given at the 37th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 2, 2002. [Reviewed by Albert Geritz in Moreana 147/148 (Dec. 2001): 41–42.]

Pyramus and Thisbe in Ovid and Shakespeare: Gender and Class in Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Given at the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference, University of British Columbia, May 11, 2001.

Thomas More's Utopia and China: Marco Polo, Mandeville, and the Mongol Missions. Given at the Medieval Association of the Pacific Meeting, Victoria, B.C. February 26, 2000.

Research and Travel Grants:

Date Description Amount
2–6 June, 2014 Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2014, Victoria $796.16CAD
14–17 May 2014 WWP Workshop, Taking TEI Further: Customizing
the TEI
, Boston, MA
$500US
19–23 Nov. 2013 WWP Workshop, Taking TEI Further: Transforming
and Publishing TEI
, Providence, RI
$1550.67CAD
9–14 July, 2013 Social, Digital, Scholarly Editing Conference, Saskatoon $542.18CAD
2–10 June, 2013 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences &
Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2013, Victoria
$2006.51CAD
23–27 Mar. 2011 Renaissance Society of America Meeting, Montreal $1989.29CAD
4–7 Nov. 2010 Thomas More Studies 2010 Conference, U of Dallas $1134.12CAD
7–11 June, 2010 Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2010, Victoria $1883.30CAD
5–8 Nov. 2009 Thomas More Studies 2009 Conference, U of Dallas $1367.40CAD
6–9 Nov. 2008 Thomas More Studies 2008 Conference, U of Dallas $1434.90CAD
1–4 June, 2008 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, UBC $357.47CAD
7–12 May, 2008 43rd Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI $1,422.65CAD
4–7 Aug. 2007 Mythopoeic Society Conference, Berkeley, CA $1200.44CAD
19th Jan. 2007 To Buy Vols 1–30 of Moreana, Journal of More Studies $900.00CAD
11–15 Aug. 2005 Tolkien 2005 Conference, Birmingham, UK $1,650.44CAD
June, 2005 To Buy Some of Thomas More's Complete Works $361.32CAD
6–10 April, 2005 Renaissance Society of America Meeting, Cambridge, UK $2,681.48CAD
June, 2004 To Buy Some of Thomas More's Complete Works $778.91CAD
27–30 Mar. 2003 Renaissance Society of America Meeting, Toronto $1,270.96CAD
1–5 May, 2002 37th Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI $1,227.52CAD
3–6 Aug. 2001 Mythopoeic Society Conference, Berkeley, CA $947.09CAD
10–12 May, 2001 Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference, UBC $355.91CAD

Academic Honours:

Sabbatical Leave, Grant MacEwan University, 2010–2011

Miscellaneous and Service

English Department Council, 2009–2016
Macewan DH Learning Community, 2016
Amici-Thomae-Mori Board, 2008–2016
English Curriculum Committee, 2016
English 400 Level Committee, 2006–2012
Senior Course Committee, 2003–2006

Teaching and Research Interests:

Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama
Sir Thomas More
Utopian Fiction and Travel Literature
Medieval Drama
Medieval and Renaissance Literature
Digital Humanities and Textual Editing
J.R.R. Tolkien
Children's Literature and Fantasy

Languages:

Latin: Intermediate Reading Proficiency
Greek: Basic Reading Proficiency
French: Intermediate Reading Proficiency
Italian: Basic Reading Proficiency

Academic Memberships:

Amici Thomae Mori Society 2003-16
Mythopoeic Society 2001–16
MLA, 1999–2015
PNRS Society 1997–2005
Renaissance Society of America 1997–2016
Sixteenth Century Society 2016
Canadian Society of Medievalists 2013–16
Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies 2007–08