Professor of French
French and Francophone Studies Program
Ph.D. in French Linguistics and minor in Medieval Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington,
I am responsible for the Medieval and Renaissance portion of both our civilization
and literature curriculum, and the department’s Literature and Culture in Translation
courses. I also share my love of the MiddleAges outside of my department, in the Humanities program, which houses my May Term
travel course to France and England, and Gateway.
I resided in France both as an undergraduate and an M.A. candidate, and prior to completing
the Ph.D., spent two years in Quebec teaching English at Laval University. More recent
experience in Europe includes travel courses for IWU students, teaching Old Occitan
language and literature in a summer program in Narbonne, and several summer research trips, spent in manuscript reading rooms in Paris, Lille, Brussels, and Bern, as well as filming the French pilgrim roads to Santiago de Compostela. In addition, I spent the 1995-96 school year at the Université de Poitiers, studying medieval musicology.
I have twenty years of experience as a translator. In addition to handling written
documents of all type, I have worked as a simultaneous interpreter for the Steering
Committee of the International Special Olympics, the International Special Olympics
games, the Executive Committee of L’Arche Internationale, two academic conferences at the University of Notre Dame, and most recently, for the McLean County court system.
All levels of French language, including: French 302 Advanced Expression: The Written Medium, French 315 French Civilization I: Roman Gaul to the Renaissance, and French 315 Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature; LC 275 Heroic Poetry in Performance; and Humanities 270 "The Plantagenet World: France and England 1100-1400" (Travel course to France and England)
My research focuses on lyric poetry as a performed genre. As it combines narratology
and music, my work has extended to include narrative as well as lyrico-narrative nerse,
the motet, and most recently, rhetoric and drama. I am also an avid reader in art
history, particularly Romanesque and Gothic iconography, and I have developed a web
site for instruction in that field.
In addition to articles, recordings, translations, and reviews, the following monographs:
- With S.N. Rosenberg. Les Chansons de Colin Muset. Textes et mélodies. Paris: Honoré Champion (Classiques Français du Money Âge), 2005.
- With S.N.Rosenberg. Les Chansons de Colin Muset en français moderne. Paris: Honoré
Champion (Traductions des Classiques Français du Money Âge), 2005.