Julie Human

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  • Associate Professor, French and Francophone Studies
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, MCLLC
  • Director of Introductory French (FR 101, 102, 106, 201, 202)
  • Folklore & Mythology
  • French & Francophone Studies
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures
  • International Studies
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Fall 2022: Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 p.m. & by appointment; schedule here



Ph.D., University of Michigan (2010); M.A., University of Kentucky (2003); B.A., Transylvania University (2001)


My research focuses on French romances (Arthurian in particular) from the twelfth, thirteenth, and fourteenth centuries and the ways in which looking and being looked upon influence the development of characters and narratives, especially in relation to gender. I also work on intersections of these medieval topics with pedagogy.

Co-editing, with Gloria Allaire. Courtly Pastimes. Medieval Casebooks Series. Routledge, forthcoming 2022.

“‘Gloser la lettre:’ Teaching the Lais through Continuation and Adaptation.” Le Cygne: Journal of The International Marie de France Society, vol. 7, no. 2, 2020, pp. 99-114.

Fall 2022
  • FR 606: Literature of the Middle Ages: Happily Ever After? Love at the Royal Court (Canvas)
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