Caroline Jewers

Caroline Jewers
  • Professor of French
  • Humanities - French, Francophone, & Italian Studies

Contact Info

Wescoe Hall, Room 2072
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
Office Hours:
MW 9-10am or by appointment


Caroline Jewers has taught courses in French and medieval studies since 1990. Her research program focuses on medieval French and Occitan lyric and narrative poetry, and on chivalric romance - most particularly on Arthurian texts and their context. Her first book, Chivalric Fiction and the History of the Novel (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2000) began a career-long interest in the romance and its development. She has written numerous articles on this topic, and on the works of the troubadours, making occasional forays into medievalism and popular culture. She is also a fan of detective fiction, and has begun teaching and researching the rise of the roman policier from its beginnings in France to the present day.


Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Oregon
with Distinction
M.A. in Comparative Literature, University of Oregon
M.A. in Medieval Studies, University of London (QM / Westfield College), London, England
B.A. in French with Italian, University of Leicester, Leicester, England
with Honors


Research interests:

  • Old French literature and culture
  • Chivalric romance
  • Occitan language and literature
  • Medievalism


Teaching interests:

  • Medieval French literature and culture
  • Pre-modern culture
  • Introduction to French Literature
  • French literature in translation
  • Detective fiction

Selected Publications

Forthcoming scholarly edition: Claude Platin: L'Hystoire de Giglan (Lyons: Claude Nourry, 1530. BL C47.f5). (London: MHRA, F2023/W24). 

Forthcoming translation: L'Hystoire de Giglan (London: MHRA, 2024; New Translation series).