R. Howard Bloch

R. Howard Bloch is Sterling Professor of French and Professor of Humanities at Yale University. 

A graduate of Amherst College and Stanford University, Professor Bloch has taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo, the University of California at Berkeley, and Columbia University.  He has published numerous books and articles on medieval and modern French literature, history, and visual culture: Medieval French Literature and LawEtymologies and Genealogies: An Anthropology of the French Middle Ages; The Scandal of the Fabliaux; Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love; God’s Plagiarist: Being an Account of the Fabulous Industry and Irregular Commerce of the Abbe Migne; The Anonymous Marie de France; A Needle in the Right Hand of God: The Norman Conquest of 1066 and the Making and Meaning of the Bayeux Tapestry; and One Toss of the Dice: The Incredible Story of How a Poem Made us Modern. Professor Bloch is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.