College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Caroline Jewers

Department of French and Italian
Associate Professor, French & Italian
Associate Director, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Acting Director, Fall 2017, SLLC
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.



Our Statement on Diversity in support of Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk and the University of Kansas Black Student Union’s efforts to combat racism.
The School of Languages & Cultures serves as a gateway to understanding the diversity of the world, through learning languages, literatures, and cultures, past and present. Through its research and teaching, the SLLC offers students opportunities for deep engagement with a wide range of languages, literatures, and cultures that provide the knowledge and skills to interact with and understand the world. The faculty and students who teach, research, and learn in the SLLC consider issues of diversity fundamental to all of our work. The study of others' languages, literatures, and cultures enables us to develop deep empathy and perspective informs the way that we approach issues before us, whether on a personal, local, regional, national, or global scale. Therefore take it as axiomatic that the SLLC stands for a campus that is committed to the meaningful sharing, contemplation, and discussion of ideas that emerge from multiple cultural perspectives and experiences. We continually rededicate ourselves to the principle of diversity. We strive to create an atmosphere where all students and faculty feel comfortable and welcome to express their views as well as work together to solve conflict. Further, we view our mission as a center of diversity on a flagship campus as requiring us to lead by example.

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