Leona Archer

Dr Leona Archer

Senior Teaching Fellow in French & Senior Professional Training Tutor
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Leona has a PhD in medieval French literature from the University of Cambridge, MA in Medieval Studies and BA (Hons.) in French and Italian from the University of Exeter.

Leona joined the University of Surrey as a Teaching Fellow in French in 2015 and is also Senior Professional Training Tutor for Literature and Languages students.

Research interests

French Literature, Medieval European Literature, Gender Studies, Feminist Theory, Professional Training and the Year Abroad



In the media

Perceval’s Sister and the Place of Women in the Quest of the Holy Grail
Blog post
Women's Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon

My teaching

Courses I teach on


My publications



Archer L, Stuart A. (eds.) (2013) Visions of Apocalypse: Representations of the End in French Literature and Culture. Oxford: Peter Lang


Archer L. (2012) 'Le Cœur et la clôture dans le cycle Lancelot-Graal', in Bisdorff C, Clemente M-C (eds.) Le Cœur dans tous ses états. Oxford: Peter Lang

Archer L. (2012) 'Extremities of Space and Gender in the Old French La Queste del Saint Graal', in Hemmens A, Williams, R. Autour de l'Extrême Littéraire. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Archer L. (2012) 'Review of Phyllis Gaffney, Constructions of Childhood and Youth in Old French Narrative'. Medium Ævum, 81 (2)

Archer L. (2011) 'Morgan's Captive Audience: Enclosure and Disclosure in the Old French Lancelot-Grail Cycle'. 2001 Group French Studies E-Journal, 5, ISSN 1749-3307.

Archer L. (2011) 'Review of Frank Brandsma, The Interlace Structure of the Third Part of the Prose Lancelot'. Medium Ævum, 80 (2)