Phyllis GAFFNEY

Senior Lecturer (French & Francophone Studies)
School of Languages and Literatures
University College Dublin
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Research Interests:
Old French verse narratives (chanson de geste, courtly romance)
12th-century Tristan poems in Old French
Portrayal of childhood and youth in Old French texts

Select Publications:
“The Ages of Man in Old French Verse Epic and Romance”, The Modern Language Review, 85, 1990, pp. 570-582

“Iseut la (dumb) blonde: the Portrayal of the Queen in the Folies Tristan”, Romania, 113, 1992-95, pp. 401-20

“Childhood and gender: Chrétien’s pucele as manches petites, or the importance of being marginal”, Romania, 123, 2005, pp. 80–98

Current Teaching:
N/A (on research leave 2007-08 )

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