Prof Susan J Noakes

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French & Italian
305D FolH

9 Pleasant St SE

Educational Background & Specialties


  • French and Italian literature and poetry
  • women's studies
  • banking and economics in medieval literature
  • the Global Middle Ages
Courses Taught
  • Fren 5350 - Topics in Literature and Culture: Cross-Cultural Exchange
  • Ital 4307 - Novellistica
  • French 5650 "Mise-en-valeur" in Contemporary France: the Case of St. Denis
  • Italian 5600 The Divine Comedy
  • French 8201 French Literature of the Crusades
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, Committee on Institutional Cooperation:


  • PI: Needs Analysis, Scholarly Community for the Globalization of the 'Middle Ages', June 1, 2008 - December 30, 2008


  • The Medieval Book in the K-12 Classroom: Develop curriculum to teach elementary and junior high students about medieval manuscript books, September 1, 2005 - April 25, 2008
  • Timely Reading: Between Exegesis and Interpretation. Noakes, Susan, Cornell University Press, 1988.
  • The Comparative Perspective on Literature: Approaches to Theory and Practice. Noakes, Susan, Clayton Koelb, Cornell University Press, 1988.
  • Gracious Words: Luke's Jesus and the Reading of Sacred Poetry at the Beginning of the Christian Era. Noakes, Susan, The Ethnography of Reading, University of California Press, 1992.
  • Trial Transcript, Romance, Propaganda: Joan of Arc and the French Body Politic. Noakes, Susan, Barbara Hanawalt, Modern Language Quarterly, 1996.
  • "Nobility, Virility, and Banking: the Crossing of Discourses in Dante's Tenzone with Forese": Noakes, Susan, Teodolina Barolini & Wayne Storey, Fordham University Press, Dante for a New Millenium, 2002.
  • Medieval Texts and National Identities: Dante in Red, White, Green--then Black: Noakes, Susan, Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, 2007.