Christina Francis, Ph.D.

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Christina Francis
Title(s)
Professor / Professional U Fellow, College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities
Department
Education

Dr. Francis received her doctoral degree in English, with a focus on Medieval Literature from Arizona State University in Tempe. Her M.A. and her B.A. both in English are from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Contact Information
Office Hours

Fall 2022:

MWF 10:00 – 10:50 am

Tu 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Francis is most interested in Arthurian literature, specifically Sir Thomas Malory, and medievalism in Popular culture; she has published articles on Geoffrey Chaucer and Sir Thomas Malory. Another teaching and research interest includes exploring issues of representations of gender in popular culture which she applies to her classes, but most especially to Eng 288 - Feminist Reading of Culture. Currently, she directs the Gender Studies Minor. She is also the advisor for the English Club and Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society in the department. She helped develop the College of Liberal Arts topics seminar for undeclared freshmen. She is currently developing a book project on the BBC television series, "Merlin."

Courses Taught

  • ENG101 Foundations of College Writing
  • FYS102 Freshmen Liberal Arts Topics Course - "Are We Cyborgs?" or “Our Monsters/Ourselves”
  • ENG203 Approaches to Literature
  • ENG226 European Lit I
  • ENG246 British Literature I
  • ENG288 Feminist Reading of Culture
  • ENG341 Medieval Literature
  • ENG363 Shakespeare
  • ENG364 Chaucer
  • ENG376 Romance
  • ENG481 Special Topics - "Monstrous Mothers"

Stephen J. Jones Professional U Fellow

Francis from the Department of English received her doctoral degree in English, with a focus on medieval literature from Arizona State University. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English are from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Francis is most interested in Arthurian literature, specifically Sir Thomas Malory, and medievalism in Popular culture; she has published articles on Geoffrey Chaucer and Sir Thomas Malory. Currently, she directs the Gender Studies Minor. She is also the adviser for the English Club and Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society in the department and leads the annual High School Diversity Conference. She helped develop the College of Liberal Arts topics seminar for undeclared freshmen. She is currently developing a book project on the BBC television series, "Merlin."