Jacqueline Victor

Humanities Teaching Fellow
jgvictor@uchicago.edu
Wieboldt 224
Office Hours: By Appointment
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2020

Jacqueline Victor is a Humanities Teaching Fellow in both French and the College. She received her PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of Chicago in 2020 and has taught French language, medieval literature, academic writing, and the general humanities Core course Reading Cultures. This upcoming spring (2022) she will be teaching a course on Narratives of Travel and Conquest, 12th-16th Centuries.

In addition to teaching, she is currently working on two book projects. The first continues from her dissertation and is tentatively titled “Ladies Errant: Gender and Adventure in Old French Romance.” This project reexamines the Old French romance genre – the literary foundation for the enduring narrative models of the knight and lady – on the basis of female adventure. It challenges a predominant view of romance that solely privileges the male protagonist, showing that models for female adventure not only exist in romance, but are numerous, serving as sites for the interrogation of gender and the transformation of the knightly model.

Her second project is a collaborative critical edition and English language translation of an early 15th-century French work, The Book Called the Canarian, which recounts a French expedition to, and conquest of, the Canary Islands in 1402.

Jacqueline has also published an article on the Romance of the Rose in the journal Exemplaria, entitled “Time and the Reader of the Roman de la Rose,” and has translated numerous academic articles for publication in English.  

Recent courses in RLL

  • FREN 10100 Beginning Elementary French I (Autumn 2017)
  • FREN 14100 French for Romance Language Speakers (Autumn 2018)
  • FREN 20100 French Language, History, and Culture I (Winter 2021)
  • FREN 20200 French Language, History, and Culture II (Spring 2021)
  • FREN 23219 The Medieval Mediterranean (Winter 2019)
  • FREN 23333/33333 Reading French for Research Purposes (Autumn 2020)
  • FREN 25622 Narratives of Travel and Conquest, 12th-16th centuries (Spring 2022)