Faculty and Scholars

Fordham Faculty

Jocelyn Wogan-Browne
(Co-Director)                                                                                                                                                      Thomas F. X. and Theresa Mullarkey Chair in English Literature, English Department, Fordham University. Hagiography, medieval women’s literary culture, vernacular theory and practice, French of England, editions, translations. 

Thelma Fenster
(Co-Director)                                                                                                                                                   Professor Emerita of French, Fordham University. Christine de Pizan; Isotta Nogarola; French of England: editions, translations, gender studies.

Susanne Hafner
Assistant Professor of German, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and Director of the Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University. Gender, Virgil in the Middle Ages.

Maryanne Kowaleski
Joseph Fitzpatrick, S.J. Distinguished Professor of History, Fordham University. Towns and trade, women and family, maritime history and records.

Thomas O’Donnell
Assistant Professor of English, Fordham University.

Nicholas Paul
Associate Professor of History, Fordham University. Crusades, the French of Outremer, medieval historiography of the crusades, memorial culture.

Brian Reilly
Assistant Professor of French, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Fordham University.

Suzanne Yeager
Associate Professor of English and Medieval Studies, Fordham University. Crusade poetry, romance and chronicle, pilgrim culture, social identity.

Rebecca June
Visiting Assistant Professor of Medieval Literature, Fordham University. Gender, communal identity, foundational narratives. 


Associated Faculty

Christopher Baswell
Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, and Anne Whitney Olin Professor of English, Barnard College. Vernacular paleography, classical culture in the Middle Ages, romans d’antiquité, cultural imagination of disability. cbaswell@barnard.edu

Catherine Hume
Olim MHRA Research Associate in the French of England at York. Multilingual bible translation in England. Editions of the prologue to La Lumere as lais and a Middle English Appendix for Vernacular Literary Theory and Practices: The French of England, ed. Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Thelma Fenster and Delbert Russell.

Mark Ormrod
Professor Emeritus of History and Medieval Studies, University of York, UK. Later medieval English history, government and politics, medieval masculinities, Edward III, medieval parliamentary petitions.

Delbert Russell
Professor Emeritus of French, University of Waterloo, Canada. Co-editor (with Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Thelma Fenster, et al.) of Vernacular Literary Theory and Practices: The French of England.  Numerous editions for the Anglo-Norman Text Society. drussell@uwaterloo.ca; see also his website, MARGOT, containing online texts in the French of England: margot.uwaterloo.ca/


Translators for FRETS (French of England Translation Series)

This series recognizes that the French literature of medieval England is a literature in its own right, worthy of translation and thus of the refreshed intercultural exchange and interliterary conversation that can exist only with difficulty, or not at all, without translation. FRETS provides distinguished volumes in translation for all interested readers, including but not restricted to scholars and students. FRETS represents a first articulated effort to bring to speakers of English a considerably fuller understanding of medieval English culture and literature (so much of which is in French) than that allowed by the very few well-known works of the French of England hitherto translated into English (such as Marie de France’s lais and the Chanson de Roland).  For more information, see the Publication page for FRETS.

Dr. Marianne Ailes, University of Bristol, UK.

Professor Christopher Baswell, Columbia and Barnard Universities.

Dr. Catherine Batt, University of Leeds, UK.

Professor Maureen Boulton, University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Daron Burrows, University of Oxford, UK.

Dr. Neil Cartlidge, Durham University, UK.

Professor Thelma Fenster, Emerita, Fordham University. fenster@fordham.edu

Professor Joan M. Ferrante, Emerita, Columbia University.

Professor Robert W. Hanning, Emeritus, Columbia University.

Dr. Meg Lamont, North Carolina State University. meg.lamont@gmail.com

Dr. Thomas O’Donnell, Fordham University. todonnell12@fordham.edu

Dr. Brent A. Pitts, Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Dr. Laurie Postlewate
, Barnard College, NY.

Professor Delbert Russell, Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Canada.

Dr. Diane Speed, University of Sydney, Australia.

Professor Robert M. Stein, Purchase College and Columbia University.

Dr. Judith Weiss, Robinson College, Cambridge University.

Professor Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Fordham University.


French of England Translation Series – Occasional Publication Series (FRETS OPS) Scholars

Katharine Bilous, York Centre for Medieval Studies. krb503@york.ac.uk

Dr. Jane Bliss, Oxford University. jane.bliss@lmh.oxon.org

Professor Tony Hunt, St. Peter’s College, Oxford University.

Mrs. Henrietta Leyser, Senior Research Fellow, St. Peter’s College, Oxford University.