Klosowska, Anna

Anna Klosowska
Professor of French; Affiliate in the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program; Director of Medieval Studies
228 Irvin Hall
Office Hours: 
Spring 2014 -- T R 2:30pm-3:30pm / And by appointment.

Ph.D. Brown University, 1994 / Curriculum Vitae


Click here to go to the Medieval Studies Program web site.

Fields of Study: 

Critical Theory, Queer Theory, Philosophy, History and Theory of Poetry, Medieval and Early Modern French Literature


Madeleine de l'Aubespine. Selected Poems and Translations: A Bilingual Edition. (University of Chicago Press, Other Voices in Early Modern Europe Series. General eds. Albert Rabil and Margaret King, 2007)

Queer Love in the Middle Ages.The New Middle Ages Series. (New York: Palgrave Macmillian. General ed. Bonnie Wheeler, 2005).


Selected Articles

"Queer/Posthuman in Marie de France's Eliduc:
Sanctuaires à Répit, Female Couples and Human/Animal/Bare Life," in
FKW (Frauen Kunst Wissenschaft)//Zeitschrift für Geschlechterforschung und
Visuelle Kultur
54 (2013), themed issue, "Visual Othering,
1100-1200," ed. Silke Büttner, 78-90, available online at https://www.fkw-journal.de.

“Transmission by Sponge: Aristotle’s Poetics,”
in Speculative Medievalisms: Discography, eds. Petropunk Collective
[Eileen Joy, Anna Klosowska, Nicola Masciandaro, and Michael O’Rourke]. punctum
books, 121-142.

“Cryptomnesia: Response to Kathleen Biddick,” with
Eillen Joy, in Speculative Medievalisms: Discography, eds. Petropunk
Collective [Eileen Joy, Anna Klosowska, Nicola Masciandaro, and Michael
O’Rourke]. punctum books, 15-26.

“Flirting as a critical mode: Barthes, Alcibiades,
Sartre,” postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies 2.3:
278-290 (special issue: “New Critical Modes,” eds. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and
Cary Howie).

“Tearsong: Valentine Visconti’s Inverted Stoicism,” Glossator
5: 173-198 (special issue: “On the Love of Commentary,” eds. Nicola Masciandaro
and Scott Wilson).

“Trouble in the Global Village: A Snapshot of LGBT
Community in Eastern Europe,” in Transnational Feminisms, eds. Clara Roman-Odio
and Marta Sierra. Palgrave Macmillan, 179-200.

For a complete listing of her articles, consult her curriculum vitea located in the education and background area above.


Works In Progress:


Madeleine de l’Aubespine. Oeuvres poétiques. Critical scholarly edition (in French) in progress for: Paris: Honoré Champion Editeur. Projected completion of manuscript: 2012.

Premodern Subjects. Book manuscript in progress. Projected completion of the manuscript: 2013.



"Medieval Barbie Dolls: Femme Figures in Ascetic Collections," in The Lesbian Premodern, ed. Noreen Giffney, Michelle M. Sauer and Diane Watt. London: Plagrave Macmillan, Forthcoming.

"Trouble in the Global Village: A Snapshop of LGBT Community in Eastern Europe," In Transnational Feminisms, ed. Clara Roman-Odio and Marta Sierra. London: Palgrave Macmillan, Forthcoming.

"The Question of the Question in Perceval and Beckett" With Dan Remein. In Fragments for a History of a Vanishing Humanism, Eds. Eileen A. Joy, Betsy McCormick, and Myra J. Seaman. Columbus: Ohio University Press, Forthcoming.

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