B.A., Comparative Literature,
University of California, Berkeley
M.Phil, European Literature,
Oxford University, England
Ph.D., French Language & Literature,
Washington University in St. Louis
Fellow, ENS-Ecole Normale Supérieure,
Dr. Gordon holds a Ph.D in French Language & Literature from Washington University, an M.Phil. in European Literature from Oxford, and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. A medievalist, her research focuses on Medieval French verse narrative and lyric poetry and literary humor and imitation.
Her book Culinary Comedy in Medieval French Literature (Purdue University Press 2006) focuses on the intersection of food and humor across several Medieval narrative genres. She has been awarded fellowships from NEH, Mellon, MLA, and others. She has taught at Ohio University, L'Université de Paris Sorbonne/ Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Washington University, and elsewhere. She also brings her experiences living in France and the islands of Francophone New Caledonia to the classroom. Having worked for L'Express/Le Point, EatinParis.com, Xerox, and Peugeot in France she also enjoys teaching Business French at USU.