Brent Pitts

Brent Pitts

Fulbright Program Advisor; Professor of World Languages and Cultures

115-C Joyner Hall
(919) 760-8814
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Inspiration: Honors students' drive to excel and achieve and their willingness to assist younger Honors sisters.  Also, the work ethic and success of my students of French.

In free time: Research, travel, gardening, home fix-ups, riding motorcycle.

Committed to: I deliver thoughtfully well-sequenced courses whose goal is the learning and enjoyment of students of French and the development of their confidence in the language.  I am deeply committed to the Honors Program and the success of Honors students.

Teaches: All courses in French, any course as required.

Academic Credentials

PhD (French literature), Indiana U

M.A.  (French literature), Indiana U
B.A.   (French), Indiana U

Research 2011 and 2014 Research in Cambridge University Library and Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 2010 Visit to the Holy Land, including many places named in the Anglo-Norman Gospel harmony 2007 Visiting lecturer, Dongbei U of Finance & Economics, Dalian, PRC 2005


2007   Faculty Distinguished Lecture; faculty award, Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library

2004    Laura Harrill Presidential Award

1998    Harry and Marion Eberly Faculty Development Award
1986    Pauline Davis Perry Award for Research and Publications


‘La Terre des Sarazins: the amplified version’ (Dean § 332), a critical edition and modern English translation of Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 761 (2535), fols. 195v-200v, in Crusades (publication anticipated in Oct-Nov 2018);

A critical edition of the Anglo-Norman Bible’s book of Ruth (British Library, ms. Royal 1 C III), in Reading Medieval Studies (publication anticipated in Oct 2018);

Review of G Giannini, Un guide français de Terre sainte, entre Orient latin et Toscane  occidentale (Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2016), in Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 134 (2018): 593-596;

Review of Trinity Apocalypse, ed. I Short, Anglo-Norman Text Society (Oxford: ANTS, 2016), in Medium Ӕvum 86 (2017): 393-94;

Review of Guillebert de Mets, Description de la ville de Paris 1434, Text, translation and notes by Evelyn Mullally. Brepols, Turnhout 2015 (Textes vernaculaires du Moyen Âge, 14), in Bulletin codicologique (2016), ° 377, pp. *182-*184;

 ‘La Terre des Sarazins: the summary version’, Medium Ævum 84.2 (2015): 297-325.


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