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Congratulations to Bonnie Wheeler

Dedman College News

Originally Posted: June 1, 2021

Bonnie Wheeler, Associate Professor of English and Director of Medieval Studies received the Norris J. Lacy Prize for Outstanding Editorial Achievement in Arthurian Studies at the 2021 Virtual Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, the International Arthurian Society—North American Branch.

This award was in recognition of Bonnie’s extensive editorial work and mentoring of fellow scholars in Medieval Studies, especially in Arthurian Studies.

In addition, Bonnie received the Grail Award for Lifetime Service to Arthurian Studies in recognition of her career achievements and in many sub-fields of medieval studies.

To quote from the citation:

Bonnie has received numerous honors over the course of her career. She’s a six-time winner of SMU’s Outstanding Teacher Award, and has been elected to many leadership positions in the field, including Councillor of The Medieval Academy of America, President of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, Council Nominating Committee for the national Phi Beta Kappa Society, and many more. She has been honored by her colleagues, friends, and former students with not one, but two festschrifts, Magistra Doctissima: Essays in Honor of Bonnie Wheeler (2013) and Essays in Honor of Bonnie Wheeler published in Arthuriana in 2009, and the Robert L. Kindrick-CARA Award for Outstanding Service to Medieval Studies. SMU honored Bonnie by creating “The Bonnie Wheeler Centennial Endowed Professorship in Later Medieval English Literature,” a professorship which she herself has held since 2019.