I teach all levels of French as well as French and Francophone literature and culture.
Recently taught courses:
• The Francophone Novel (French 285): “Sexuality and Power in Maghrebin Literature and Culture.”
• Advanced French Language and Composition (French 215)
• French Literary Studies (French 360): “Genre, Gender, and Romance in the Middle Ages.”
• Intermediate French (French 110/210)
• Introductory French (French 100/105)
My research focuses on the ethics, geopolitics, and biopolitics of Francophone literature in the 12th- and 13th-century literary worlds of Arthurian romance; constructions of race, gender, and sexuality in the Middle Ages; and medievalisms and orientalisms in Medieval Studies.
“The Forest and the Heath: Defining the Human in Medieval Romance” (Literature Compass, fall 2019) doi:10.1111/lic3.12541
“Arthurian Ethics and Ethical Reading in Perlesvaus,” Arthurian Ethics (Arthurian Literature Series), ed. Evelyn Meyer and Melissa Elmes (Boydell and Brewer, forthcoming Fall 2021/Winter 2022).
“Guillaume de Lorris’s Unmaking of the Self: The Dreamer’s Queer Failures” in Mapping the Queer in Medieval English and French Literature (New Queer Medievalisms Series, vol. 1), ed. Will Rogers and Christopher Michael Roman (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, forthcoming 2020).
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures (French), Program Lead