Occitan and Old French language and literature; French literature from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution
Teaching is my passion. I love sharing my experiences in language and literature with my students and revealing to them how fascinating literature is and how it is linked with the culture in which it is created. I find that films are often extremely useful as an aid in visualizing literature and history.
- Charles d'Orléans: An Analytical Bibliography (London: Grant and Cutler, 1990).
- Trans., Franck Collard, The Medieval Crime of Poisoning (Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2008).
- Ed., The Journals of Tommie L. Hubbard: Madison County, Kentucky 1898-1900 (Ashland, Ky.: Jesse Stuart Foundation, 2003).
- Ed. and trans., The Songs of Andrieu Contredit d'Arras, with music arranged by Hendrik van der Werf (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1992).
- Ed. and trans., The Lyrics and Melodies of Adam de La Halle, with music arranged by Hendrik van der Werf (New York: Garland, 1985).
- "Coping with Isolation: Strategies of Some Medieval French Noblewomen," Publications of the Medieval Association of the Midwest 8 (2001), 71-84.
- "From Twelfth-Century Cortezia to Fifteenth-Century Courtoisie: Evolution of a Concept or Continuation of a Tradition?” Fifteenth-Century Studies 25 (2000), 86-96.
- "A Woman is Like…," Romance Quarterly 46/2 (1999), 67-73.
- "Silent Women," Romance Notes 40/1 (1999), 13-24.
- "Gaston Paris in Context: His Predecessors and His Legacy," Studies in Medievalism 2/2 (1983), 53-66.