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Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2005
Medieval French literature & culture, Gender Studies, Medieval Mediterranean Studies, Postcolonial Studies

Professor Moore's research focuses on Mediterranean Studies, with special emphasis on gender in Old French and medieval Greek culture. Her monograph, Exchanges in Exoticism: Cross-Cultural Marriage and the Making of the Mediterranean in Old French Romance (University of Toronto Press, 2014) explores how Old French literature imagines women to be fundamentally involved in the creation and exchange of culture around the Mediterranean, specifically between Byzantium and western Europe. She has also published on East-West relations in Old French literature ("Hellenism, Islam, and Exoticism in French Medieval Romance," Journal of Modern Hellenism, 2011; "Borders and Byzantines in the Old French Floire et Blancheflor" – Dalhousie French Studies 79, Summer 2007), as well as on feminist pedagogy and on Hellenism in Byzantium.

Her latest project, The Erotics of Death in Medieval Culture, explores how medievals imagined love and death to be entwined in Mediterranean courtly culture. Building off an initial book chapter, ("Chrétien's Romance of Grief: Widows and their Erotic Bodies in Yvain," in Masculinities and Femininities in the Middle Ages, ed. Fred Kiefer. Brepols, 2010), this book-length study explores the relations between affect, gender, and elite culture in Old French, Middle English, Hellenic, and Byzantine romance, chansons de geste, and hagiography.

Professor Moore’s recent courses include seminars on the medieval Mediterranean; medievalism in modern French literature; Old French language and the History of the French Language; and Renaissance literature through material culture.

Megan Moore

Contact:
138 Arts and Science Building
mooremegan@missouri.edu

Exchanges in Exoticism: Cross-Cultural Marriage and the Making of the Mediterranean in Old French Romance
Exchanges in Exoticism: Cross-Cultural Marriage and the Making of the Mediterranean in Old French Romance

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