Cogut Institute for the Humanities
Center for the Study of the Early Modern World

Alani Hicks-Bartlett

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and French Studies
Research Interests Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Philosophy; Classical Traditions; Disability Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Stidies; Digital Humanities


Alani Hicks-Bartlett is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and French Studies. Her research interests include gender and violence in Medieval and Early Modern texts, notions of power and empire in chansons de geste and Early Modern epic poetry, the development of the love lyric, classical exemplarity in Medieval and Early Modern literature, Early Modern Tragedy, and Digital Humanities. Her current projects focus on gender and race in Medieval French literature, representations of disability in Medieval and Early Modern prose compositions, Early Modern Tragedy, and Medieval and Early Modern women’s writing and the (proto)feminist complaint tradition.

Her research has recently been supported by the Mellon Foundation, New York University’s Center for the Humanities, the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, the Ford Foundation, the American Association of University Women, and the Electronic Cultures Lab and Digital Humanities Institute at the University of Victoria.