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Andrew Rivard Hill

Doctoral Student

Office Address

342 New Cabell Hall

Spring 2022 Office Hours:

Tuesday/Thursday 11:00am - 12:00pm


I am a sixth-year doctoral student (ABD) in the process of writing my dissertation, which is entitled “Praying in French: Towards a Shared Culture of Reading in Three Medieval Books from U.S. Collections.


MA, Language, Literature, Translation (French), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013; BA, English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006.

Research Interests

History of emotions; hagiography; devotional practices in medieval Christianity; manuscript and material culture; digital humanities.


Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2021-22

Dartmouth Summer Institute of French Cultural Studies, Summer 2019

Society of Fellows Research Grant, University of Virginia, Summer 2018

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) Summer Research Fellowship, Summer 2018

Rare Book School-University of Virginia Fellowship, Summer 2017, 2018

Battestin Fellowship, Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, Summer 2017.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Doctoral Recruitment Fellowship, University of Virginia GSAS, 2016-2021.

Graduate Student Research Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, January 2013.

Renaissance Studies Consortium Grant, Newberry Library, Spring 2012 and Spring 2013.

Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2011-2012.

Publications and Other Scholarly Activity

“Towards a Global Understanding: Medieval Prayer in Manuscript Contexts” (Organizer/Presider of panel, 2021, 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo)

"The Manuscript Context of Hagiography: A Visual Historiography" (Presenter, 2019, 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies)

“Reading a Compassionate Sequence in a French Book of Hours: Charlottesville MS 382” (Presenter, 2019 UVA Department of English Graduate Conference “Attachment and Affect.”)

“Mapping Sainthood: the Vie de Saint Gilles, Presenter, 2017 Medieval Colloquium in Sewanee, University of the South.

“Literate Acts of Remembrance: the Orality of Troubadour Culture,” Presenter, 2013 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Newberry Library.

French Film Festival Committee, 2016-2017.

Selected English translations published in Toad Suck Review from Louis-Ferdinand Céline’s Lettres de prison à Lucette Destouches & à Maître Mikkelsen (1945-1947) and Act One from Jean Genet’s Le Bagne, 2012.

Representative Courses

French 1010, 1020, 1050, and 2010.