Jodie is a Ph.D. student in the French and Francophone Studies department, specializing in medieval studies. She first received an M.A. in French and Francophone Studies in 2018 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Her master’s thesis, entitled “Espaces littéraires et mémoire culturelle autour de la Chanson de la Croisade albigeoise au XIIIème siècle,” focuses on the idea of geographic and social community in troubadour poetry from the thirteenth century.
Her current research interests lie in the representations of vice and virtue in medieval literature, specifically the interconnectedness between the body, health, excess, and morality. That is, how notions of morality were experienced in ordinary medieval life, not only in the Latin Christian context, but also in other abrahamic religious and social traditions. Her research is interdisciplinary in that it considers continuities and shared narratives in Old French and Latin in comparison to Classical Arabic literature.
- M.A. (2018), French and Francophone Studies, University of Tennessee at Knoxville