C. Clifford Flanigan


Herman Frederic Lieber Award (1987)
Indiana University Bloomington
School of Education
Department of English Education


C. Clifford Flanigan (1941-1993) began teaching in the Dept. of Comparative Literature at Indiana University in 1973. He was the Department's main specialist in drama and medieval studies and a distinguished member of the Institute for Medieval Studies. Prof. Flanigan published and taught about approaches to liturgical drama, the writings of Mikhail Bakhtin, and English, French and Latin literatures. Prof. Flanigan published numerous articles and reviews, such as "The Fleury Playbook and the Traditions of Medieval Latin Drama" in Comparative Drama and "The Roman Rite and the Origins of the Liturgical Drama" in the University of Toronto Quarterly: A Canadian Journal of the Humanities. In 1995, the friends of C. Clifford Flanigan established a departmental colloquium and essay prize in his memory.