Sterling Professor of French
Department of French
R. Howard Bloch is Sterling Professor of French and Chair of Medieval Studies at Yale University. He was the founding Director of the Humanities Program at Yale, and regularly teaches courses on medieval and modern literature, as well as on the Western tradition. Professor Bloch is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and an Officer in the French Order of Arts and Letters. He is also the author of numerous award-winning books on medieval and modern French literature and art, including A Needle in the Right Hand of God: The Making and Meaning of the Bayeux Tapestry and the Norman Conquest of 1066 and, most recently, "One Toss of the Dice." The Incredible Story of How a Poem Made Us Modern.