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Carol Heffernan
Professor

E-mail: cfheff@andromeda.rutgers.edu

Telephone: (973) 353-5167

Office: Hill Hall 524

Education:

Barnard College AB
University of Wisconsin (Madison) MA
NYU Ph.D.

  Research Interests / Current Projects:          

The Comic Tales of Chaucer and Boccaccio

  Courses Taught:           

Undergraduate:

Medieval and Renaissance Romance Literature

Chaucer

Medieval English Literature Aside from Chaucer

Shakespeare

Survey of English Literature

Graduate:

Chaucer, Canterbury Tales

Chaucer, The Dream Visions

Medieval Literature

Women in Medieval Literature


Publications:  

Books:

Comedy in Chaucer and Boccaccio: Cambridge, England: D.S. Brewer, 2009.

The Orient in Chaucer and Medieval Romance.  Cambridge, England:  D. S. Brewer, 2003.

The Melancholy Muse:  Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Early Medicine. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:  Duquesne University Press, 1995.

The Phoenix at the Fountain:  Images of Women and Eternity in Lactantius's Carmen de Ave Phoenice" and the Old English "Phoenix."  Newark, Delaware: University of Delaware Press, 1988.

Le Bone Florence of Rome, Editor. Old and Middle English Text Series. Manchester, England: Manchester University Press, 1976.

Recent Articles: "Two 'English Fabliaux':  Chaucer's  'Merchant's Tale' and 'Shipman's Tale' and Italian Novelle," Neophilologus 90 (2006), 333-49.

"Chaucer's 'Miller's Tale' and 'Reeve's Tale,' Boccaccio's 'Decameron,' and the French Fabliaux," Italica 81, no. 3 (2004), 311-24.

"Praying before the Image of Mary:  Chaucer's 'Prioress's Tale,' VII 502-12," The Chaucer Review 39, no. 1 (2004), 103-16.

"Heliodorus's 'AEthiopica' and Sidney's 'Arcadia':  A Reconsideration,"English Language Notes 42, No. 1 (Sept., 2004), 12-20.

"Three Unnoticed Links Between Matthew of Vendome's 'Comedia Lidie' and Chaucer's 'Merchant's Tale' ," Notes and Queries 248 (of the continuous series) June, 2003, 158-62.

News/Events:   

Forthcoming: "'Risus ab angulo': Laughter in Translation--Horace, Chaucer, and Dante," Modern Language Association convention, Philadelphia, December 28, 2009.

Presented a paper before the American Boccaccio Society at the 2005 MLA Convention, Washington, D.C., “Boccaccio’s Decameron 6-10 and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales VI 287-968: Thinking on Your Feet and the Set-Piece.”

Presented a paper at the 14th International New Chaucer Society, U of Glasgow, Scotland, July 2004, “The Relationship Between the Clerk and the Nun’s Priest.”

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


Rutgers-Newark English Department

Professor Frances Bartkowski, PhD, Chair

Hill Hall Room 501

Newark, New Jersey 07102-1801

Telephone: 973.353.5279

Fax: 973.353.1450

Email: engnwk@andromeda.rutgers.edu

Website: http://english.newark.rutgers.edu

 

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