Anne Le, University of Texas, Austin. Anne did a comparative study of gender, sexuality, and demonology in Gui de Cambrai’s Barlaam et Josaphat, La queste del saint graal, and Le chevalier de la charrette.
Fariba Kanga, University of Kentucky. Fariba explored the relationship between preaching and drama in the 15c Miracle de Barlaam et Josaphat. She also did a comparative study of the use of apologues in four versions of the Barlaam story.
Undergraduate students (rising juniors and seniors) who may be interested in graduate studies in medieval French literature are invited to apply to the University of Michigan’s Summer Research Opportunity Program whose aim is to increase diversity in graduate programs at U-M. Complete details and a description of eligibility are here: http://www.rackham.umich.edu/student_life/diversity/community/srop/.
I am looking for two students to work with me and my collaborator, Professor Donald S. Lopez, Jr., on a research project on Barlaam and Josaphat. The students’ primary work would be research in medieval French narratives to identify contexts for the Gui de Cambrai version of the text.
SROP provides housing, food, and a stipend; the program runs for two months in the summer; applications are due on February 13, 2012.