Geri Smith

Geri Smith, Ph.D.


  • 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


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


No courses found for Spring 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80401 FRW3100 Survey of French Literature Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM Unavailable
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2018.

No courses found for Spring 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91004 FRT4421 French Medieval Lit & Culture Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM 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.

Updated: Dec 6, 2018