Morris Tichenor

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PhD program
Morris’s research interests include:
Classical and medieval rhetoric (style and delivery), Italian humanism, Latin prose rhythms (both cursus and numerus) and colometry, Latin textual criticism, medieval comics (early examples of narrative sequential art)

Advisory Committee

John Magee and Erik Gunderson (co-supervisors), Lawrin Armstrong, Jill Ross

Major Field Title

Chickpea Redivivus: The Rise of Ciceronianism in Tre- and Quattrocento Epistolary Prose Doctrine

Thesis Title

Cicero’s Orator ad M. Brutum in Its Medieval and Early Renaissance Commentary Tradition

Conference Papers

Iterum esse videatur: Orator and the humanists’ conception of Ciceronian prose rhythm.
XIX biennial Conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Chicago, July 2013
Before the Laudensis: Late Medieval Scholarship on Quantitative Latin Prose Rhythm. Session sponsored by Platinum Latin on Prose and Verse, 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2013
Towards an Understanding of the Humanists’ Conception of Latin Prose Rhythm: The Early Printed Commentary Tradition of Cicero’s Orator. Freiburg-Toronto Graduate Student Colloquium: Integrating Bodies of Knowledge, University of Toronto, October 2012
“Panel Transition and Narrative Sequencing in Anticlaudianus, the Comic Book.” Session on ‘“The Decorated Page” of Medieval Images and Graphic Novels: “Sequential Theory” in Dialogue with Medieval Art,’ 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2012
“The Wolf and the Donkey Debate: Literary Friends in the Paduan Cenacolo.” Session on ‘Identity and Sociability,’ Friendship in Early Modern Europe: 1300-1700, Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies, University of Toronto, October 2011
“Legal Gestures: Boncompagno’s Action Delivery.” XVIII biennial Conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, University of Bologna, Italy, July 2011
“Textually Transmitted Diseases: Lovato Lovati, an Exile by Illness.” Session on ‘Papers in Honor of Raymond J. Cormier II: From Ovidian Exile to the Moralisé,’ 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2011
“Poetry in Motion: Understanding a 14th century comic book adaptation of Alan of Lille’s Anticlaudianus.” Panel on ‘Adaptation as Illustration,’ Illustrating Illustration, Program in Book History and Print Culture, University of Toronto, February 2011