Associate Professor of French/Spanish
I received my Ph.D. in French Linguistics,
minor in Medieval Studies, from
My research focuses on lyric poetry as a performed genre. As it combines narratology and music, my work has extended to include narrative as well as lyrico-narrative verse, the motet, and most recently, rhetoric and drama. I am also an avid reader in art history, particularly Romanesque and Gothic iconography, and have developed a Web site for instruction in that field.
twenty years of experience as a translator. In addition to
handling written documents of all type, I have worked as a simultaneous
interpreter for the Steering Committee of the International Special
the International Special Olympics games, the Executive Committee of L’Arche Internationale,
academic conferences at the University of
and most recently, for the
of the academy, I am a member of a local Irish band, Bloomsday (www.bloomsdayband.com),
to which I contribute fiddle, harp and harmony vocals. Recent credits
two Chicago Celtic festivals and a program for WILL Television, in
our regular venue of regional festivals. The St. Patrick Society of
FR 101 and 102 – Elementary French I and II
FR 201 and 203 – Intermediate French I and II
FR 302 – Advanced Expression: The Written Medium
FR 303 – Introduction to Literature I
FR 315 – French Civilization from Roman Gaul to the Renaissance
FR 405 – Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature
HUM 102 – The World of Ideas 500-1500
HUM 270 – The Plantagenet World – France
LC 275 – Heroic Poetry in Performance
GW 100- The Once and Future Myth: King Arthur in Modern Continuation
Other Web Sites
With S.N. Rosenberg. Les Chansons de Colin Muset. Textes et mélodies. Paris: Honoré Champion (Classiques Français du Moyen Age), 2005.
With S.N. Rosenberg. Les Chansons de Colin Muset en français moderne. Paris: Honoré Champion (Traductions des Classiques Français du Moyen Age), 2005.
“Subjective Identity and Collective Conscience in the Songs of Colin Muset.” In J. Blevins, ed. Dialogism and Lyric Self-Fashioning: Voices of a Genre. Susquehanna University Press, forthcoming.
“Tracking Robin, Marion and the Virgin Mary: Musical/Textual Interlace in the Pastourelle Motet.” In Fresco and Pfeffer, eds. Studies in Old French Language, Literature and Music in Honor of Samuel N. Rosenberg. Summa Publications, forthcoming.
“Christine de Pizan’s Dit de la pastoure, Pastoral Poetry, and the Poetics of Loss.” Le Moyen Français 59 (2006), forthcoming.
“Hybrid Discourse and Performance in the Old French Pastourelle.” French Forum 27.1 (2002), 1-22.
“Lyric Discourse and Female Vocality: On the Unsilencing of Silence.” Arthuriana, 12.1 (2002): 123-131.
“Canon Law, Primogeniture and the Marriage of Ebain and Silence.” Romance Quarterly, 49.1 (2002): 12-20.
“Music in Medieval Medical Practice: Speculations and Certainties.” College Music Symposium 40 (2000), pp. 151-164.
Pastourelle Motets from the French Ars Antiqua. BYU: The Chaucer Studio, forthcoming.
Performed by The Evelyn Consort, J. Scott Ferguson, director
Old French Diction Component, Liner Notes and Translations: C. Callahan
Or dient et content et fabloient: Four Centuries of Old French Verse. BYU: The Chaucer Studio, 2005.
Readers: C. Callahan, J. Trasker-Grimbert, D. O’Sullivan, S.N. Rosenberg, H. Washburn.
Gabellieri, Emmanuel. “Reformulating
Platonism. The Trinitarian Metaxology
Simone Weil,” in Doering and Springsted, eds., The Christian
Platonism of Simone Weil. Proceedings of the
Narcy, Michel. “Limits and Significance of Simone Weil’s Platonism,” in Doering and Springsted, ibid, 23-41.
Haines, John. Eight
Centuries of Troubadours and Trouvères.
Minnis, Alastair. Magister Amoris. The
Roman de la Rose and
Jewers, Caroline. Chivalric
Fiction and the History of the Novel.
Rosalind Field, ed. Tradition and Transformation in Medieval