Kevin Brownlee

Professor of Romance Languages
Chair, French and Francophone Studies


Medieval French and Italian literature. His research, publication, and pedagogic interests in French range from the 12th through the 15th centuries: from Chrétien de Troyes to François Villon. His co-edited volumes include The New Medievalism (1991) and Rethinking the "Romance of the Rose:" Text, Image, Reception (1992). He is currently working on issues of cultural authority and genealogy in late medieval France in ways that interrogate the notion of the historico-literary "period." Recent theses he has directed range from "Le corps et le mouvement, ou Perceval et la hanche du Roi Pecheur" to "Lady Philosophy and La Vieille: Old Women, Aging Bodies, and Female Authority in Late Medieval French Literature."

Office Location: 
548 Williams Hall
Office Hours: 
Spring 2018: Wed 4-6 PM
(215) 898-5104
(215) 898-0933