Dr Charlotte Cooper-Davis

BA MSt DPhil Oxf, AKC


Charlotte is a Departmental lecturer in French, and specialist in the medieval period. She has primarily worked on the late-medieval author Christine de Pizan, on whom she wrote her doctoral thesis, and on which topic two books are due to be published over the next year. Although she continues to work on Christine, she is primarily interested in text-image relations in medieval literature, didactic writing, and her next project will be on pilgrimage narratives in medieval texts.

She teaches the medieval papers for the French sub-faculty, including Paper IX, and the "late" topics from Paper VI.


'City of Ladies: Modern artists are redefining a 15th-century call to arms by an early French feminist', The Conversation (July 8, 2020)

'Presences, publics et portraits ambigus du manuscrit British Library, Herley 4431', Le Moyen Francais, 78-79 (2016), 1-5.

'What is Medieval Paratext?', Marginalia, 19 (2015), 37-50.

'Learning to Read Christine de Pizan's Epistre Othea', Pecia.Le Livre et l'ecrit, 17 (2014), 41-63