Primary Profession: Educator (University Level)
Expertise: Medieval French Theater, History of Rhetoric, Law and Literature
Publications: Books The Farce of the Fart and Other Ribaldries: Twelve Medieval French Plays in Modern English. Edited and translated from the Middle French. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. Murder by Accident: Theater, Medievalism, and Critical Intentions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. Death by Drama and Other Medieval Urban Legends. 2002; rpt. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. The Medieval Theater of Cruelty: Rhetoric, Memory, Violence. 1999; rpt. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002. Rhetoric and the Origins of Medieval Drama. Rhetoric & Society, 1. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992.
Education: • University of Pennsylvania, 1980-86. Ph.D. in Romance Languages, 1986. • University of Virginia, 1973-80. M.A. in French Literature, 1979. B.A. in French, Russian summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1977. • Université de Paris III, Institut de Langues et Civilisations Orientales, 1975-76.
Awards: Barnard Hewitt Award, 2003. For outstanding research in Theater History and Cognate Studies, from the American Society of Theatre Research for Death by Drama and Other Medieval Urban Legends. Honorable Mention for the Joe A. Callaway Prize for Best Book in Drama or Theatre; Finalist for George Freedley Memorial Award from the Theatre Library Association. John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 1999. For Death by Drama and Other Medieval Urban Legends. Inaugural Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize, 1993. For French and Francophone Studies, awarded by the Modern Language Association, to Rhetoric and the Origins of Medieval Drama. Official Visitor to the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. Spring, 1997. Mary Isabel Sibley Award from the United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, 1986-87.
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Department of French; UCSB
Santa Barbara CA 93106