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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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6045 Wentworth Hall, Room 110
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-2736 or (603) 646-2876
Fax: (603) 646-8190
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Andrea Tarnowski

Andrea Tarnowski

Title: Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature
Office: 303 Dartmouth Hall
Phone: 646-1493
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Medieval and Renaissance Courses Taught

  • 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)

Areas of Research Interest

  • 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

Important and/or Recent and/or Major Publications

  • Meaning and Its Objects: Material Culture in Medieval and Early Modern France (Yale French Studies 110, New Haven 2006; co-edited with Margaret Burland and David Laguardia)
  • “Material Examples: Philippe de Mézières’ Order of the Passion,” in Yale French Studies 110 (2006)
  • “The Lessons of Experience and the Chemin de long estude,” in Christine de Pizan: A Casebook (Routledge, 2003)
  • Le Chemin de longue étude de Christine de Pizan (edition and modern French translation; Paris, Livre de Poche, 2000)
  • "Unity and the Epistre au roi Richart," Medievalia et Humanistica 26 (1999)

Last Updated: 12/18/08