Deborah Nelson-Campbell is Professor of French Studies. She studied Medieval French and Occitan Language and Literature at Ohio State University. An accomplished translator and editor, she published two critical editions of thirteenth-century French poets, Adam de la Halle and Andrieu Contredit d’Arras, and a translation into English of historian Franck Collard’s highly acclaimed study Le Crime de Poison au Moyen Age (2003). She is also the author of an analytical bibliography of Charles d’Orléans. In addition, she has published numerous articles on authors and works in Old French and Occitan literature including Marie de France, Chrétien de Troyes, Christine de Pizan, and Marcabru, one of the first troubadours. Her current research interests include the role of women in Old French literature from the twelfth to the fifteenth century and the place that “courtly love” (amour Courtois, or fin’amors in Occitan) played in that literature.