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Andrea Tarnowski

Professor TarnowskiAssociate Professor of French & Comparative Literature
303 Dartmouth Hall

(603) 646-1493

Primary Interests

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.


Ph.D, M.Phil, M.A. in French literature, Yale University

D.E.A., licence de lettres modernes, Université de Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle

B.A. in French, Amherst College

Selected Courses

Speaking in Ideals:  Late Medieval Allegory (French 45); Dream and Prophecy in the Middle Ages (French 45); Christine de Pizan (French 50); Medieval and Renaissance French Literature (French 22); Literature and Life (French 10); The Road Taken (COLT 7); Sex, Gender and Society (WGST 10); Humanities II

Selected Publications

  • Meaning and Its Objects:  Material Culture in Medieval and Early Modern France.  Co-edited with Margaret Burland and David Laguardia.  Yale French Studies 110 (Fall 2006).
  • “Material Examples:  Philippe de Mézières’ Order of the Passion,”  in Yale French Studies 110 (Fall 2006).  
  • “The Lessons of Experience and the Chemin de long estude,” in Christine de Pizan:  A Casebook.  Edited by Barbara K. Altmann and Deborah McGrady (Routledge, 2003); 181-97.
  • Le Chemin de longue étude de Christine de Pizan, edition and modern French translation (Livre de Poche, 2000).
  • “Unity and the Epistre au roi Richart,” Medievalia et Humanistica 26 (1999); 63-77.

Last Updated: 8/26/09