Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, French and Francophone Studies, and Hispanic Studies, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and French and Francophone Studies


Alani Hicks-Bartlett is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature and French and Francophone Studies, with affiliations in the Department of Hispanic Studies, the Program in Early Cultures, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Center for the Study of the Early Modern World.

Her research interests include gender and violence in Medieval and Early Modern texts, notions of power and empire in Medieval chansons de geste and Early Modern epic poetry, Arthurian Romance, the development of the love lyric, classical exemplarity in Medieval and Early Modern literature, and Digital Humanities. Her current projects focus on violence, gender, and race in Medieval and Early Modern literature, representations of disability in Medieval and Early Modern prose compositions, Early Modern Tragedy, and Medieval and Early Modern women’s writing and the (proto)feminist complaint tradition. 

Her research has recently been supported by the Mellon Foundation, New York University’s Center for the Humanities, the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, the Ford Foundation, the American Association of University Women, and the Electronic Cultures Lab and Digital Humanities Institute at the University of Victoria.

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