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Randi Marie Addicott

Senior Lecturer

Biography

Dr. Addicott specializes in Renaissance/ Early Modern literature; her current project focuses on the sacred lyric poetry of the sixteenth and early seventeenth century. She is interested in how those poets investigated notions of community and its relationship to the divine. Other interests include Early Modern drama, the anxiety of authorship, and early Western European literature from the ancient world forward. Dr. Addicott regularly teaches courses introducing students to Shakespeare and drama. She has also taught courses on supernatural depictions of women, British and World literary surveys, Shakespeare’s late and early plays, classical Latin literature, the Bible as literature, and composition.


Education

B.A., Centenary College of Louisiana
M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida


Professional Service

  • Member. Keith Taylor Undergraduate Prize Committee. MARCO Institute. University of Tennessee-Knoxville. August 2011-Present.
  • Elected Lecturer Voting Representative. Department of English Faculty, University of Tennessee-Knoxville. August 2010-Present.
  • Coordinator. Stammtisch Graduate Talks Series. Medieval and Early Modern Studies Center. University of Florida. 2006-2009.

Awards, Honors & Grants

  • Spring Course Release, The John C. Hodges Better English Fund. Spring 2012.
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award. University of Florida Graduate School. 2008-2009.
  • Founding Fellow. Medieval and Early Modern Studies Center. University of Florida. March 2004.
  • Member-Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Chapter 007. University of Florida. Spring 2005-Present.
  • Recipient. Robert Bowers Fellowship. Spring 2003

Invited Lectures

  • “Sacred Poetry and the Communal Journey.” First United Methodist Church of Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee. February 2013.
  • “Halloween: Pagan Roots and Christian Communal Transformations.” First United Methodist Church of Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee. October 2012.
  • “Honor and Integrity Illuminated by Literature.” Induction Ceremony. National Society of Collegiate Scholars. University of Tennessee. September 2010.
  • “Poets of the Temple: Movements of the Soul in the Poetry of Robert Southwell, Francis Quarles, and George Herbert.” The Poet as Priest: Poetry and Transcendence. Christian Study Center of Gainesville, Florida. April 2007.

Contact Information

  • 419 McClung Tower
  • Phone: (865) 974-3729
  • Fax: (865) 974-6926
  • E-mail: rsmit132@utk.edu

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