About

Dr. Jonathan Fruoco is a medievalist affiliated with the CÉMA, Sorbonne University. His research focuses on the linguistic and cultural evolution of medieval England, with a particular interest in the work of Geoffrey Chaucer and its connection with French and Italian courtly poetry.

Education

Dr. Fruoco studied at the Université Stendhal (Grenoble) and worked initially in historical sociolinguistics under the supervision of Professor Mohammed Benrabah. He then applied his experience to literature and became interested in the Chaucer’s poetry thanks to the guidance of Professor Denis Bonnecase.

Publications

Books:

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan. Le Livre de la Duchesse et autres textes. Volume 1. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2021 (to be published).

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan. Les aventures de Sire Gauvain. Grenoble: UGA Editions, 2021 (to be published).

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan (ed.). Polyphony and the Modern. Abingdon-on-Thames: Routledge, 2021.

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan. Chaucer’s Polyphony: The Modern in Medieval Poetry. Kalamazoo-Berlin: MIP, De Gruyter, 2020.

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan. Les faits et gestes de Robin des Bois : poèmes, ballades et saynètes. Grenoble: UGA Editions, 2017.

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan, Laimé, Arnaud, Rando Martin, Andréa (eds.). Imaginaire sériel. Grenoble: UGA Editions, 2017.

➢ Cartellier, Eléonore, Dalrymple, James, Fruoco, Jonathan et Allen-Terry Sherman, Viriginia (eds.). (Re)writing and Remembering Memory as Artefact and Artifice. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan. Geoffrey Chaucer: polyphonie et modernité. Paris: Michel Houdiard Editeur, 2015.

Book Chapters:

➢ Contribution of several entries to The Chaucer Encyclopedia. Ed. by Richard Newhauser, Vincent Gillespie, Jessica Rosenfield and Katie Walter. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell. (to be published).

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan. “Emergence des vernaculaires et traductions du sacré dans l’Europe médiévale : le cas de conscience de l’Église”. “Translatio” and the History of Ideas. Ideas, Languages, Politics. Volume 1. Ed. Anna Kukułka-Wojtasik. Bern: Peter Lang, 2019, p. 169-177.

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan. “Myth Contact in Medieval England: the Birth of a Transnational Arthurian Mythology”. Pérégrinations et métamorphoses : Échanges linguistiques et littéraires entre la Grande-Bretagne et la France depuis le Moyen Âge. Ed. Diane Nicolas. La Roche-sur-Yon: Presses Universitaires de l’ICES, 2019.

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan. “Chaucer as a Sociolinguist: Understanding the Role of Language in Chaucer’s Internationalism”. Geoffrey Chaucer. Ed. James M. Dean. Ipswich, Massachusetts: Salem Press, 2017, p. 216-230.

➢ Andrews, Malcolm and Fruoco, Jonathan (trans.). “Fiction sous perfusion : Dickens et la sérialisation”. Imaginaire sériel. Ed. Jonathan Fruoco et al. Grenoble: UGA Editions, 2017, p. 19-32.

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan. “Rewriting the Classics: Geoffrey Chaucer and The House of Fame”. (Re)writing and Remembering Memory as Artefact and Artifice. Ed. Eléonore Cartellier, et al. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016, p. 3-12.

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan. “C.S. Lewis and T.S. Eliot: Questions of Identity.” Persona and Paradox: Issues of Identity for C.S. Lewis, his Friends and Associates. Ed. Suzanne Bray and William Gray. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012, p. 81-92.

Papers:

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan. “Geoffrey Chaucer et le dédale de Renommée.” Questes 42. Paris : Presses Universitaires de la Sorbonne, 2020.

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan. “Si l’or doit rouiller, que deviendra le fer ? Chaucer et les représentations du Pardonneur dans les Contes de Canterbury.” Mélanges de Science Religieuses 76/4. Lille : FLSH de l’Université Catholique de Lille, 2019, p. 5-18

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan. “Adapting Don Quixote: Terry Gilliam’s Picaresque Journey in the Film Industry.” CultureCom – La Revue, Dir. Zineb Serghini, FLSH de l’Université Catholique de Lille, n°2, 2019. [Online], 04 July 2019, http://culturecom-larevue.com/n2-adapting-don-quixote-terry-gilliams-picaresque-journey-in-the-film-industry-jonathan-fruoco/

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan. “Geoffrey Chaucer, The Merchant’s Tale et la dialectique de l’élévation.” IRIS, Dir, Fleur Vigneron, Université Grenoble Alpes, n°39, 2019.

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan. “Johnny Cash : un héros aux mille et un visages.” Pop en Stock, Dir, Samuel Archibald and Antonio Dominguez Leiva, Université du Québec à Montréal. [Online], 27 August 2017, http://popenstock.ca/johnny-cash-un-h%C3%A9ros-aux-mille-et-un-visages

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan. “The Wicker Man (1973-2006) : une fille… pour le diable.” Pop en Stock, Dir, Samuel Archibald and Antonio Dominguez Leiva, Université du Québec à Montréal. [Online], 1 April 2017, http://popenstock.ca/dossier/article/wicker-man-1973-2006-une-fille-pour-le-diable

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan. “Image du Docteur dans Doctor Who : scientifique ou magicien ?” IRIS, Dir, Marie-Agnès Cathiard, Université Grenoble Alpes, n°37, 2016.

➢ Fruoco, Jonathan. “King Kong (2005) : remake ou sauvegarde ?”, Représentations, Revue électronique du CEMRA, Dir. Claire Maniez and Donna Andréolle, Decembre 2015, Université Grenoble Alpes. [Online], 10 January 2016, http://representations.u-grenoble3.fr/spip.php?article37

 

Projects

Publication of a new bilingual edition of Chaucer’s poetry in French. To be published in 5 volumes by Classiques Garnier.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

September 2021

“Geoffrey Chaucer et la plurivocalité urbaine.” • International conference : Littérature urbaine : une donnée culturelle médiévale ou un concept de l’histoire littéraire contemporaine ?” • Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox University, Moscow.

July 2022

“Is there an Embargo on Chaucer in France?” • New Chaucer Society 2021 Congress • Durham University.

September 2024

“Medieval Spain as a Space of Mythological Contact: The Case of Chaucer’s Parliament of Fowls and Farīd ud-Dīn ‘Aṭṭār’s Conference of the Birds.” • 32nd International conference of SELIM: European Connections and Medieval English Studies • Faculty of English, University of Oxford.

 

Memberships

New Chaucer Society

Medieval Academy of America

Association des Médiévistes Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur

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