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Fields of Research:

Licence, Maîtrise, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
My main areas of  inquiry include the languages and literatures of the late Middle Ages and Early Modern period in France and the Iberian Peninsula; Ovidian poetry; mythography; textual and generic transformation; history of the book; and translation.

My book on fictions of metamorphosis in medieval France (Honoré Champion, 2002), traced the evolution of narratives of bodily change in vernacular literature from the 12th to the 15th centuries. By studying the poetics of mutacion in distinct generic contexts (Ovidian poetry, courtly literature, mythography and historiography), I showed how the Middle Ages turned this polysemic figure into a literary artefac Chief among my interests my research has been the versified Ovide moralisé (ca. 1328), identified as one of the main Ovidian sources for 14th-century poets such as Machaut, Froissart, and Christine de Pizan. My current book project bears on the translation of French courtly romances into European vernaculars during the early decades of print.

Books (click on image for details):


Other Publications:

 "'Circes l'enchanteresse': de l'Epistre Othea au Livre de la Mutacion de Fortune," Christine de Pizan et son époque. Actes du Colloque international des 9, 10 et 11 décembre 2011 à Amiens", Médiévales 53, dir. Danielle Buschinger et al., Presses du "Centre d'Etudes Médiévales", 2012, pp. 108-114.

"Métamorphoses de l'imprimé: traductions et réception du Roman de Mélusine (1478-1526)", Ecriture et réécriture du merveilleux féerique. Autour de Mélusine, ed. Matthew Morris and Jean-Jacques Vincensini, Classiques Garnier, 2012, pp. 211-222.

 "Intervernacular Translation in the Early Decades of Print: Recasting the Marvelous in the Spanish Melusine (1489-1526)," Translating the Middle Ages, ed. Karen Fresco et al., Ashgate, 2012, pp. 86-101.

"Recasting the Metamorphoses in Fourteenth-Century France: The Challenges of the Ovide moralisé,"Ovid in the Middle Ages, ed. Frank Coulson et al., Cambridge University Press, 2011, p. 83-107.

"'Les formes qui muees furent': figures et enjeux de la mutacion dans l'Ovide moralisé," Essais sur l'Ovide moralisé, ed. Marylène Possamai-Perez, Champion, 2009, pp. 19-34.

"Subjectivité poétique et discours historique dans l'œuvre narrative de Christine de Pizan," in Histoires d'historiennes, ed. Nicole Pellegrin, Publications de l'université de Saint-Étienne, 2006, pp. 145-155.

"From Court to Empire: The Peninsular Trajectory of Olivier de Castille," Courtly Arts and the Art of Courtliness: Selected Proceedings of the Eleventh Triennial Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society, ed. Keith Busby and Christopher Kleinhenz, Boydell & Brewer, 2006, pp. 507-517.

"Medieval Bestsellers in the Age of Print: Melusine and Olivier de Castille", in Towards The Medieval Author, ed. Virginie Greene, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, pp. 189-204.

"Aventures péninsulaires d'Olivier de Castille et Artus d'Algarbe", in Relaçoes literárias franco-peninsulares, ed. Ana Maria Santos, Ediçoes Colibri, 2005, pp. 151-159.

“Les mutacions des fables”: figures de la métamorphose dans la littérature française du Moyen Âge(Paris: Honoré Champion, 2002).

“Melusine’s Double Binds: Foundation, Transgression and the Genealogical Romance,” in Reassessing the Heroine in Medieval French Literature, ed. by Kathryn M. Krause (University Press of Florida, 2001), pp. 71-86.

“Histoire, métamorphose et poétique de la réécriture: les éditions espagnoles du Roman de Mélusine,” in Mélusine moderne et contemporaine, ed. by Arlette Bouloumié and Henri Béhar (Paris: L’Âge d’homme, 2001) pp. 47-55.

Graduate Courses:

  • Figures of Authorship in Medieval France
  • History of the French Language
  • Myth and Exemplarity in the Middle Ages
  • Lyric Writing in the 14th and 15th Centuries
  • Old French Language and Literature

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Aspects of French Literature I-II
  • Approaches to French Literature (Honors)
  • Cultures of Taste (Senior Seminar)
  • French Theater
  • French Civilization from the Middle Ages to the Revolution
  • History of the French Language
  • Language and Culture in Catalonia (independent study)
  • Women Writers in Medieval and Early Modern France

Program Connections:

Medieval Studies