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Geri Smith, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Romance Languages--Medieval French Literature from University of Pennsylvania (1998)

Research Interests

Late-medieval French poetry and theater.

Women authors and representations of women in Medieval French literature.

Evolving concepts of author and text in the Middle Ages.

Selected Publications

Books

  • Christine de Pizan. The Book of the Mutability of Fortune, edited and translated by Geri L. Smith.┬áThe Other Voice in Early Modern Europe 52.┬áToronto: Iter Press/ACMRS, 2017.
  • The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009.

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18830 FRE4422 Advanced French Composition Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
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Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91004 FRT4421 French Medieval Lit & Culture Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Available

"War, Love, and Laughter in the French Middle Ages." Through stirring accounts of battle, poetic musings on courtly love, and bold comic inversions of the highest literary forms, this course will explore the fascinating, and often surprising, literature and culture of 11th- to 15th-century France. We will examine texts representing the range of genres known in this period, with each work contextualized in the historical and artistic developments of its time. Organized along the thematic threads of war, love, and laughter, this course will offer insights into times and perspectives far different from our own in so many ways, yet often more familiar than one might expect. This is an elective course open to all UCF students and fulfills the requirements for French majors and minors.


No courses found for Summer 2017.

No courses found for Spring 2017.

No courses found for Fall 2016.

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Department of Modern Languages & Literatures • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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