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Noel Fallows

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(1961-2021) Associate Provost, Office of Global Engagement
Distinguished Research Professor, Spanish

Dr. Noel Fallows, Distinguished Research Professor of Spanish, was a Fellow of The Society of Antiquaries of London (elected 2012), a Fellow of The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (elected 2019), and a Fellow of The Royal Historical Society (elected 2017). Prior to serving UGA as Associate Provost of Global Engagement, Dr. Fallows served as Head of the Department of Romance Languages and Associate Dean in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Fallows published numerous books and taught a broad range of undergraduate and graduate classes on language, literature and culture. He received a number of prestigious teaching awards, including the General Sandy Beaver Teaching Professorship, the Richard B. Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award, and the J. Hatten Howard III Honors Teaching Award. He was elected to the UGA Teaching Academy in 2002. Links to his most recent book (2020) and article (2021) are included below among his selected publications. Read more about his legacy in the department's tribute here.

Research Interests:

In the area of research, Dr. Fallows specialized in Spanish language, literature and culture of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. His research interests in chivalry and military theory in Medieval and Renaissance Spain led him to published extensively in these areas. His book Jousting in Medieval and Renaissance Iberia (Boydell, 2010) was awarded the 2012 Modern Language Association La corónica International Book Award. Recent publications include the first translation into English from the original Catalan of Ramon Llull’s Book of the Order of Chivalry (Boydell, 2013) and a book on the arms and armor of the Medieval joust called Armas y armaduras de la Justa Real en la Baja Edad Media. Lo Cavaller (1493), de mosén Ponç de Menaguerra (Publicacions Universitat de València, 2020).

Selected Publications:

Armas y armaduras de la Justa Real en la Baja Edad Media. Lo Cavaller (1493), de mosén Ponç de Menaguerra. Colección Parnaseo, 37. Valencia: PUV/Publicacions Universitat de València, 2020.

The Twelve of England. Deeds of Arms Series, Volume 3. Wheaton, IL: Freelance Academy Press, 2013.

Edition and Translation of Ramon Llull. The Book of the Order of Chivalry. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK, and Rochester, New York, USA: The Boydell Press, 2013.

Jousting in Medieval and Renaissance Iberia. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK, and Rochester, New York, USA: The Boydell Press, 2010.

Edition of Alonso de Cartagena. Trat ados Militares. Madrid: Ministerio de Defensa, 2006.

Edited volume:

Noel Fallows (Editor). A Cultural History of Sport: The Medieval Age. Volume 2 of a 6 volume set in the Cultural Histories Series. London and New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021.

Latest article:

“The Castilian Book of the Order of the Band: The first written, codified rules for tourneys and jousts in Western Europe.” In Tournaments: A Thousand Years of Chivalry. Edited by Stefan Krause. London and Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien & Thomas del Mar Ltd, 2021.

Articles Featuring Noel Fallows

With profound sadness and condolences to his family and friends, we in the Department of Romance Languages pay tribute to Noel Fallows, Distinguished Research Professor of Spanish and Associate Provost for Global Engagement…

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