Dr. Charles Tisdale passed away on March 17, 2021. Charles was a medievalist who joined UNCG as an Assistant Professor in 1969 after receiving his PhD from Princeton. He held many important leadership positions, including Associate Department Head (2003-2005), Head of the Residential College (1972-74), Dean of Academic Advising (1986-88), and Chair of the Faculty Senate (1996-97). He retired in 2005.
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Orangeburg High School, Orangeburg, S. C., Diploma (1960)
University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., B. A. English, Magna Cum Laude (1964)
Princeton University, Princeton, N. J., M A. English (1966), Ph. D. English (1969)
Phi Beta Kappa
Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1964-65
University of North Carolina Greensboro, 1967-2005
Assistant Professor, 1969-81
Associate Professor, 1981-2005
Professor Emeritus, 2005-present
Master of the Residential College, 1972-74
Assistant Director of the Residential College, 1980-84
Interim Dean of Academic Advising, 1985-86
Dean of Academic Advising, 1986-88
Faculty Senate Chair, 1996-97
Editor: University Self-Study, 2001-02
Assistant Chair: English Department, 2003-05
POST RETIREMENT VOLUNTEER AND PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT
Bethany Elementary School Reading Assistant, 2004-present
Bethany Charter Middle School, Latin and Photography Teacher, 2008-present
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS:
“The Medieval Concept of Pilgrimage and Its Use in the Canterbury Tales” (1969). Director: D. W. Robertson, Jr.
Month of Swallows(a novel), The Pentland Press: Edinburgh, Cambridge, Durham, 1994.
Articles and Essays:
“The House of Fame: Virgilian Reason and Boethian Wisdom,” Comparative Literature, XXV (1973), 247-61.
“Boethian Hert-Huntyng: The Elegiac Pattern of the Book of the Duchess,” The American Benedictine Review, XXIV (1973), 365-380.
“The Geologic Fault,” The Sewanee Review, CXV, no. 3 (2007), 444-54.