Associate Professor Tracy Marie Adams

BA (Minn.), Dip d'Et Sup (Gen.), MA (Texas at Austin), PhD (Johns Hopkins)


Research interests

Medieval French and English literature, literary theory, feminist theory, lyric poetry

Research | Current

  • Medieval to early-modern French literature
  • Feminist theory applied to medieval literature
  • Anthropology of love in medieval and early-modern literature, especially romances
  • Old French, Old Irish, Old Welsh, Old English

Teaching | Current

ENGLISH 340 Arthurian Literature

FRENCH 102 Introductory French Language 2

FRENCH 203 Intermediate French Language 1

FRENCH 269 French Language and Culture in Film and Literature

FRENCH 306 Medieval French Language and Culture: Love and Laughter in the Middle Ages

FRENCH 320 French Translation Practice

FRENCH 701 Special Topic in Old French: The Medieval Romance

FRENCH 706 Medieval French Literature and Culture: Love and Laughter in the Middle Ages

FRENCH 711 Special Topic: Theory and Text

FRENCH 720 Advanced French Translation

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Adams, T. M. (2010). The Life and Afterlife of Isabeau of Bavaria. Johns Hopkins Univ Pr. Pages: 368.
  • Adams, T. M. (2010). L’Affaire de la Tour de Nesle: Love Affair as Political Conspiracy. In C. Leveleux-Teixeira, Ribémont B (Eds.) Le crime de l'ombre (pp. 17-40). Klincksieck.
  • Adams, T. M. (2009). Christine de Pizan, Isabeau of Bavaria, and Female Regency. French Historical Studies, 32, 1-32. 10.1215/00161071-2008-011
  • Adams, T. M. (2008). Notions of Late Medieval Queenship: Christine de Pizan's Isabeau of Bavaria. In A. Cruz, M. Suzuki (Eds.) The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe, 1400-1700 (pp. 1-16). Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press.
  • Adams, T. M. (2007). Performing the Medieval Art of Love: Medieval Theories of the Emotions and the Social Logic of the Roman de la Rose of Guillaume de Lorris. Viator-medieval and Renaissance Studies, 38, 55-74.


Contact details

Office hours

Semester Two 2013: Friday 9-10am or by appointment

Primary office location

ARTS 2 - Bldg 207
New Zealand

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