Irma Brandeis Professor of Romance Literature and Culture
Academic Program Affiliation(s): French Studies, Irish and Celtic Studies, Italian Studies, Literature, Medieval Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Theology
Academic Expertise: Literature
Area of Specialization: Medieval Studies
Biography:Professor Sullivan is the author of Eleanor of Aquitaine, As It Was Said: Truth and Tales about the Medieval Queen (University of Chicago Press, 2023); The Danger of Romance: Truth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions (University of Chicago Press, 2018); The Inner Lives of Medieval Inquisitors (University of Chicago Press, 2011); Truth and the Heretic: Crises of Knowledge in Medieval French Literature (University of Chicago Press, 2005); The Interrogation of Joan of Arc (University of Minnesota Press, 1999); and numerous articles on medieval French and Occitan literature.
AB, Bryn Mawr College; MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley. At Bard since 1993.
- Research Interests: Comparative medieval literature, especially Old French and Occitan; Heresy and inquisition; Romance
- Teaching Interests: Medieval and Renaissance continental literatures; Scholasticism and humanism; Medieval Latin; Medieval Human Rights; The Crusades
- Other Interests: Byzantium; Louisiana