Anne Latowsky

Associate Professor of French & Department Chair 

Anne Latowsky is an Associate Professor of French in World Languages and Chair of the department as of Fall 2023. She previously served as Associate Chair from 2019-2023.

Dr. Latowsky is a medievalist whose research focuses on Medieval French and Latin literature and historiography starting in the Early Middle Ages. She has been the recipient of a year-long National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Research Fellowship (2009-2010) and the Van Courtlandt Elliott prize for best first article from the Medieval Academy of America (2007). She is the author of Emperor of the World: Charlemagne and the Construction of Imperial Authority, 800-1229 (Cornell University Press, 2013), which won the Best First Book prize from the Southeastern Medieval Association in 2015. Most recently she co-edited with Courtney M. Booker the volume In this Modern Age: Medieval Studies in Honor of Paul Edward Dutton (Trivent Publishing, 2023) She is currently writing a book about the tradition of Charlemagne’s legendary battles in Spain across multiple traditions from the Carolingian era through the thirteenth century.

In addition to serving as the current president of the Southeastern Medieval Association, she has also served a three-year term as an elected member of the Council of the Medieval Academy of America and is a longstanding member of the program committee for the New College Conference on Medieval & Renaissance Studies and of the Société Rencesvals.

Dr. Latowsky offers courses in French literature and culture, civilization, linguistics, and in Old French. Anyone interested in studying French at USF at any level should feel more than welcome to contact her at Inquiries about the French MA program should be directed to Dr. Martine Wagner at