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Mailing Address
Comparative Literature Program
Dartmouth College
6051 Reed Hall, Room 201
Hanover, NH 03755

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: (603) 646-2912
Fax: (603) 646-9288

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Andrea Tarnowski

Photo of Andrea TarnowskiAssociate Professor of French and Comparative Literature
316 Dartmouth Hall
(603) 646-1493


  • Medieval and early modern French literature
  • Historiography and literature
  • Translation
  • Medieval and early modern women writers
  • Critical theory
  • Christine de Pizan and her contemporaries
  • The evolution of allegory
  • Italian influence on French literature
  • Franco-English relations during the Hundred Years' War

Selected Publications

  • Meaning and Its Objects:Material Culture in Medieval and Renaissance France.Edited Margaret Burland, David Laguardia, Andrea Tarnowski. Yale French Studies #110, 2006.
  • Christine de Pizan's Livre du chemin de longue étude. Critical edition and modern French translation. The edition is based on the nine extant manuscripts of the text; in addition to a modern translation, the volume provides textual and bibliographical footnotes, as well as an extensive critical introduction. Paris: Librairie Générale Française/Livre de Poche, Lettres gothiques series, 2000.
  • \Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's Poetry as Experience. English translation. Critical reading of the work of Paul Celan that examines the status of the subject and subjectivity in late twentieth-century literature. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999.
  • Christine de Pizan’s The Long Road of Learning. In progress. English translation of Le Livre du chemin de longue étude. Under contract to University of Chicago Press.
  • "Approaches to Teaching the Writings of Christine de Pizan." Edited volume, in progress. Under contract to the MLA.
  • <"Dreams of Unity: Political Literature in Late Medieval France." In progress. Explores the evolution of the historical "I" in literature in connection with France's nation-state status. The emergence of both individual and collectively human values necessary to national consciousness is evinced in the turn away from allegory to historical, first-person narrative. Principal authors examined are Philippe de Mézières, Christine de Pizan and Alain Chartier.

Last Updated: 3/2/09