College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Caroline Jewers

Department of French and Italian
Associate Director, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Acting Director, Fall 2018, SLLC
Associate Professor, Department of French, Francophone & Italian Studies
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 2068
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594


Ph.D Oregon, 1990
M.A. Oregon, 1987
M.A. London, 1985
M-es-Lettres, 1984
B.A. (Hons) Leicester, 1983

Specializes in comparative medieval literature, especially Old French and Occitan romance and lyric poetry, with interests in the Renaissance, theory, medievalism, and film. She has published a book titled Chivalric Fiction and the History of the Novel (University Press of Florida, 2000) and has published numerous articles in journals such as Speculum, Arthuriana, Exemplaria, and Philologus. She has won several teaching awards including, most recently, a 2002 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.


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