Martin Camargo is Emeritus Professor of English, Classics, and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois. He has served as Associate Dean for Humanities and Interdisciplinary Programs (2014-2020), Interim Head of Classics (Spring 2011) as well as Head of English at Illinois (2003-2008) and at the University of Missouri (2000-2003), where he began his career after receiving the PhD from the University of Illinois in 1978. His research has been supported by fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He is the author of 'Tria sunt': An Art of Poetry and Prose (2019); Medieval Rhetorics of Prose Composition: Five English "Artes Dictandi" and Their Tradition (1995); The Middle English Verse Love Epistle (1991); Ars Dictaminis, Ars Dictandi (l991); and more than fifty articles and book chapters.
Medieval rhetoric and poetics; Middle English literature
"The Renaissance of Rhetoric in Late Medieval Oxford": a book about the teaching of rhetoric at Oxford during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, including editions and translations of six Anglo-Latin textbooks from the period.
PhD, University of Illinois, 1978
AB, Princeton University, 1972
Camargo, M. (Ed.) (2019). Tria sunt: An Art of Poetry and Prose. (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library; Vol. 53). Harvard University Press.
Camargo, M. (2017). A good idea, in theory: Why Mathias of Linköping's Poetria fell short in practice. Rhetorica - Journal of the History of Rhetoric, 35(3), 239-258. https://doi.org/10.1525/rh.2017.35.3.239
Camargo, M. (2016). Epistolary declamation: Performing model letters in medieval English classrooms. Huntington Library Quarterly, 79(3), 345-363. https://doi.org/10.1353/hlq.2016.0019
Camargo, M. (2016). Review: S. Wenzel's Medieval Artes Praedicandi: A Synthesis of Scholastic Sermon Structure. The Medieval Review, 16. https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/tmr/article/view/21165
Camargo, M. (2015). Rhetorical Argument in Thirteenth-Century Epistolary Theory. In M. S. Celentano, P. Chiron, & P. Mack (Eds.), Rhetorical Arguments: Essays in Honour of Lucia Calboli Montefusco (pp. 319-328). Georg Olms Verlag.