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Linda Olson


Academic Coordinator of International Programs

Associate Professor of French
Telephone: (203) 392-6762
Office: Engleman Hall D-174


Ph.D., French Medieval & Renaissance Literature, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison.
M.A., French Literature, Case Western Reserve Univ.

Research interests

Medieval & Renaissance didactic literature, especially hagiography and visionary narratives; mentalites and cultural evolution; textual editing and manuscript study

Selected Publications 

MLA Bibliographies (1997 to present)

Selected Presentations

  • "So, what do you want in a Master's Program in French?"
  • "Beginnings and Endings:  Prologues and Epilogues in Old French Narratives."
  • Best Practices in Developing Programs Abroad:  The Academic Point of View."
  • "Le Voyage de saint Brendan:  Circling Motifs within Linear Narrative."