Christine Reno

Professor of French and Francophone Studies

  • Office: Chicago Hall 111
  • Office hours: 2013/2014 VWPP Director
  • Phone: 437-5719
  • Box: 440
  • Email: reno@vassar.edu

Christine Reno holds the PhD in Romance Languages from Yale University. In the Department of French and Francophone Studies, she teaches a wide range of courses in language, literature and culture, with current focus on language courses at all levels, including translation, and on pre-Revolutionary French literature and culture. Prof. Reno also teaches in the Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Women's Studies programs. A specialist in late medieval French literature and medieval manuscripts, she has co-edited, with Prof. Liliane Dulac of the Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier, Christine de Pizan's Livre de l'Advision Cristine (Paris: Honoré Champion, 2001). She is also a member of the international research team headed by Prof. James Laidlaw of the University of Edinburgh that is studying and editing the most complex and luxurious of Christine de Pizan's manuscripts, British Library, Harley ms. 4431, that contains some thirty works that the author presented to the French Queen (Isabeau of Bavaria) in 1414 (www.pizan.lib.ed.ac.uk).  In collaboration with the late Gilbert Ouy of the CNRS and art historian Inès Villela-Petit of the Cabinet des Médailles, Christine Reno will publish with Brepols next year the Album Christine de Pizan, a study of the fifty-two known original manuscripts of Christine de Pizan's works that were produced in a small Parisian workshop under the author's supervision.