Caroline Gruenbaum

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ISM Fellow, Lecturer

Caroline Gruenbaum received her Ph.D. from New York University in 2019. She is a medievalist whose Yale project will expand her dissertation into a book manuscript entitled King Arthur’s Jewish Knights: Literature and Piety in Medieval Europe. The project focuses on the under-studied corpus of non-rabbinic literature produced by Jewish communities in medieval northern Europe, including translations from Old French texts such as the romances of Chrétien de Troyes and the fables of Marie de France, and folktales promoting pious behavior. The comparative study will analyze the complex ways in both the Jewish and Christian texts combine piety and creative expression to explore the relationship between religion and literature among medieval communities.