R. Howard Bloch

R. Howard Bloch, a graduate of Amherst College and Stanford University, is Sterling Professor of French at Yale University.  He has taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo, the University of California at Berkeley, and Columbia University. He is the author of numerous books and articles on medieval and modern literature and visual culture, Medieval Literature and Law (1977), Etymologies and Genealogies: A Literary Anthropology of the French Middle Ages (1983), The Scandal of the Fabliaux (1986), Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love (1991), God’s Plagiarist: Being an Account of the Fabulous Industry and Irregular Commerce of the Abbé Jacques-Paul Migne (1994), The Anonymous Marie de France (2003), A Needle in the Right Hand of God: The Making and Meaning of the Bayeux Tapestry and the Norman Conquest of 1066 (2006), and ”One Toss of the Dice”: The Incredible Story of How a Poem Made us Modern (2016).  He is the recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships, the James Russell Lowell and Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione prizes of the Modern Language Association of America, a medal from the Collège de France, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.

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