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Karen L Fresco

Associate Professor, Associate Professor of French and Italian,Medieval Studies,Gender and Women's Studies, and Center for Global Studies

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Contact Information:

Office Hours:

  • Fall 2016: TR 2-3 & by appointment

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Medieval French literature and culture
  • Romance and lyric
  • Manuscript studies
  • Gender studies

Research Description

  • My current research addresses the ways in which late medieval manuscript anthologies organize, communicate, and circulate knowledge. I am particularly interested in the place of Christine de Pizan's works in these manuscripts and am drawn to the interdisciplinary collaboration that enhances this research.

    I am also interested in the cultural construction of gender and female voices in manuscripts, and especially in romance an lyric.

Education

  • Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington 1983

Distinctions / Awards

  • Palmes Academiques 2012

Publications

Book Contributions


  • ""Christine de Pizan’s Enseignemens moraulx in the Order of Texts of Paris, BnF fr. 1551"." in Christine de Pizan, une femme de science, une femme de lettres; etudes reunies par Juliette Dor et Marie-Elisabeth Henneau, avec la collaboration de Bernard Ribemont.. . Paris: Champion, 2008. 289-303.

  • "Le Moyen Âge de Petit de Julleville." : L’influence d’un livre: l’histoire de la langue et de la littérature française (1896-1899); Louis Petit de Julleville, architecte de l’héritage linguistique et littéarire français, eds. Yannick Portebois et Jacques-Philippe Saint-Gérand. . Leuven, Belgium: Peeters, 2008. 167-183.

  • "The Lyric Elements in Li Biaus Descouneüs by Renaut de Bâgé." “Chançon Legiere a Chanter”: Essays on Old French Literature in Honor of Samuel N. Rosenberg, eds. Karen Fresco and Wendy Pfeffer . . Birmingham: Summa Publications, 2007. 209-222.

  • "Gendered Household Spaces in Christine de Pizan's Livre des trois vertus." European Households in the Middle Ages, eds. Cordelia Beattie, Anna Maslakovic and Sarah Rees-Jones. . Turnhout: Brepols, 2003. 187-97.

Journal Articles

  • "Les Enseignements moraux de Christine de Pizan dans l’ordre des textes de BnF f. fr. 1181, un recueil varié du 15e siècle." Babel Langages-Imaginaires-Civilisations 16.2 (2007): 293-308.

Reviews

  • Rev. of Songs of the Women Trouvères; edited, translated, and introduced by Eglal Doss-Quinby, Joan Tasker Grimbert, Wendy Pfeffer, Elizabeth Aubrey (New Haven and London: Yale Univ. Press, 2001). Romance Philology 59.Fall (2005): 170-173.
  • Rev. of Mary Jo Arn, ed. Charles d’Orléans in England 1415-1440 (D.S. Brewer, 2000) and A.E.B. Coldiron, Canon, Period and the Poetry of Charles d’Orléans (U. of Michigan Press, 2000) Journal of English and Germanic Philology 103.3 (2004): 395-398.