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Catherine Jones

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Professor of French and Provençal

Dr. Catherine M. Jones received her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin. She is the author of The Noble Merchant: Problems of Genre and Lineage in Hervis de Mes (North Carolina, 1993), Philippe de Vigneulles and the Art of Prose Translation (Boydell & Brewer, 2008), and An Introduction to the "Chansons de Geste" (University Press of Florida, 2014). She is the co-translator of An Old French Trilogy: Texts from the William of Orange Cycle (University Press of Florida, 2020) and Huon of Bordeaux (Italica Press, 2021). Other publications include articles on the Old French Epic, romance, allegory, nineteenth and twentieth century medievalism, Orientalism, and medieval French literature and law. Dr. Jones is a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and a Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes académiques.

An Introduction to the "Chansons de Geste":          

An Old French Trilogy

Huon of Bordeaux:


Research Interests:

French Medieval Literature, with a specialization in the Old French epic; medievalism; literature and law.

Of note:

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Articles Featuring Catherine Jones

Congratulations to our newest PhD in Francophone Studies, Dr. Asmah Hyat, who has successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation entitled “The ‘I’ in Hybrid Identities: Paradoxes of Muslim Women Written and Writing in Contemporary French…

We are pleased to announce that Mélanie Hélin-Longayrou has successfully defended her master's thesis entitled “Des Accents d’Occitan: L’influence de l’occitan sur la prononciation des voyelles nasales en français méridional" in which…

We are pleased to announce that Connie Taylor has passed her written and oral exams for the MA degree in French (non-thesis with a specialization in linguistics).

Félicitations, Connie !

Diana Ranson


More of My Students

PhD Candidate, French Studies
PhD, Instructor
PhD Romance Languages, French and Francophone Literature

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