Andrea Tarnowski

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Chair, Department of French and Italian

  • Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature

  • Director, Humanities 1 & 2


Dartmouth Hall, Room 213C
HB 6087


  • B.A. Amherst College
  • Ecole Normale Supérieure (rue d'Ulm), Paris
  • D.E.A., Université de Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • M.A., M. Phil, Ph.D. Yale University

Selected Publications

  •  "Color Values, or Life with Grey." In Tracy Adams and Charles-Louis Morand- Métivier, eds., The Waxing of the Middle Ages: Revisiting Late Medieval France. University of Delaware Press, 2023, 21-43.

    "Filiations in the Epistre de la prison de vie humaine. " In Dominique Demartini and Claire Le Ninan, eds., Genèse(s) et filiation(s) chez Christine de Pizan. Garnier, 2021, 347-360.

    "Le temps signifiant et le Moyen Âge français." In Anna Loba and Joanna Teklik, eds., Le temps et les saisons. Studia Romanica Posnaniensia, vol 48/1, March 2021, 5-15. 

    "Philippe de Mézières, All at Once (Allegory and the Visual)." In Joël Blanchard and Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, eds., Philippe de Mézières – rhétorique et poétique. Droz, 2019, 187-203.

    Approaches to Teaching the Works of Christine de Pizan, ed. Andrea Tarnowski, Modern Language Association of America, 2018.

    "What Is French?" In Daniel Rockmore, ed., What Is the Arts and Sciences? University Press of New England, 2017, 160-169.

    "Alain Chartier's Singularity." In Emma Cayley, Daisy Delogu and Joan McRae, eds., Alain Chartier (c.1385-1430), père de l'éloquence  française (Brill, 2015), 33-56.

    "To Console and Control:  Philippe de Mézières' Epistre lamentable et consolatoire." Digital Philology, vol. 2 number 2, 2013 (Johns Hopkins UP), 181-200.

    "Faithful to Letter and Spirit? Translating Christine de Pizan." In Patrizia Caraffi and Giovanna Angeli, eds., Christine de Pizan. La scrittrice e la città (Alinea, 2013), 203-210.

    "The Consolations of Writing Allegory:  Philippe de Mézières' Songe du vieil pelerin." In Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski and Kiril Petkov, eds., The Age of Philippe de Mézières. Fourteenth-Century Piety and Politics Between France, Venice and Cyprus (Brill, 2011), 237-54.

    "Christine's Selves." In Liliane Dulac, Anne Paupert, Christine Reno and Bernard Ribémont, eds., Désireuse de plus avant enquerre… Actes du Vie colloque international sur Christine de Pizan (Champion, 2008), 181-188. 

  • Meaning and Its Objects:  Material Culture in Medieval and Early Modern France.  Co-edited with Margaret Burland and David Laguardia.  Yale French Studies 110 (Fall 2006).

  • "Material Examples:  Philippe de Mézières' Order of the Passion,"  in Yale French Studies 110 (Fall 2006).

  • "Vertu du sacrement de mariage," in Women in the Middle Ages, An Encyclopedia , (K M Wilson and N Margolis (eds.), (2004) 920-923.

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Works In Progress

  • Christine de Pizan's The Long Road of Learning

  • "Dreams of Unity: Political Literature in Late Medieval France"