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The Faculty is sorry to announce that Melanie Florence passed away on 18th September 2023.

Ms Melanie Florence 

Senior Library Assistant, Acquisitions Services, Bodleian Libraries

Lecturer in French at Trinity College

Independent researcher and freelance translator



Melanie's research focused on Medieval French and German courtly romance, especially Arthurian.


Melanie's teaching included: French IX, medieval set texts; French VI medieval period early part; Chatelaine de Vergy for Prelims IV; Prelims IV; French to English translation


'Le Conte del graal of Chretien de Troyes', in Pagans and Christians - from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. Papers presented to Martin Henig on the occasion of his 65th birthday, ed. Lauren Gilmour (Oxford: Archaeopress, 2007), 259-64

'Description as intertextual reference: Chretien's Yvain and Hartmann's Iwein', Forum for Modern Language Studies, 29 (1993), 1-17