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Anne Berthelot

Professor of French & Medieval Studies


Doctorat es Lettres, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, 1987

Doctorat de Troisième Cycle, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, 1982

Agrégation des Lettres, Paris, 1980 (National Competitive Exam)

Areas of Expertise

Medieval French language and literature

Arthurian Studies

Fantasy in literature and film

History of Magic

Québécois Literature

Contact Information

Office/Hours: Oak Hall 215
Phone: 860-486-3314


An "agrégée des lettres" and a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Anne Berthelot is now professor of French and Medieval Studies at the University of Connecticut. Following her dissertation for the French Doctorat d'Etat on the writer in 13th century French literature, she has written numerous books and articles on Medieval literature, focusing especially on the Arthurian legend with a comparatist approach. She is part of the LATE (Late Arthurian Texts in Europe) Research Group, based at the University Rennes II which is preparing a five-volume study of Arthurian literature and motives in Europe between the fourteenth and the sixteenth century. Her most recent book is a translation into modern French of a Middle-English Arthurian romance, Of Arthour and of Merlin, published by ELLUG.  At the moment, she is working on a book-length study of a little-known Arthurian romance that may be considered as the source for the 14th-century, 5000-page Roman de Perceforest, the Roman des fils du roi Constant.