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NEH fellow brings medieval text to 21st century
April 13, 2007

Literary archeology is one way to describe the work of Joan Grenier-Winther, an associate professor of French in the department of foreign languages and cultures.

With a focus on the poetry of French knights of the 14th and 15th centuries, her job is to identify all known copies of a particular work, use a variety of methods to verify authorship and date of origin, and then bring her skill and training as a paleographer to bear on creating a “best” version that will withstand the rigors of critical analysis.

Grenier-Winther’s current focus is on the lyric poetry penned by Oton de Granson, a … » More …