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Hillary Engelhart


Associate Professor, World Languages

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Areas of Expertise

  • Medieval French Literature
  • Chansons de geste (French epic)
  • French hagiography (saints’ lives)
  • First Crusade
  • French history


  • Société Rencesvals (study of the early European epic)
  • International Courtly Literature Society
  • Medieval Academy of America
  • Medieval Association of the Midwest
  • Modern Language Association 
  • American Association of Teachers of French
  • American Association of Teachers of Italian  

Other Interests

    • History
    • Theology
    • Reading
    • Performing arts
    • Cuisine and wines 
    • Travel

    Courses Taught

      • General language courses (French & Italian)
      • France and the Middle Ages
      • War from the French Perspective
      • The Hero in French Literature
      • African French Literature
      • French Theater (as literature)