David Rollo

Professor of English

Contact Information
E-mail: rollo@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-3729
Office: THH 438



  • B.A. , Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 1980
  • M.A. , Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 1984
  • Ph.D. , Princeton, 1988

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    Tenure Track Appointments
    • Adeline Arnold Loridans Professor, French, Agnes Scott College, 1997-1999  
    • Associate Professor, French, Dartmouth College, 1994-1997  
    • Assistant Professor, French, Dartmouth College, 1988-1994  

    Non-Tenure Track Appointments
    • Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor, French, Dartmouth College, 1987-1988  
    • Lecteur d'Anglais, Université Française de l'Océan Indien, La Réunion, 1980-1982  

    Visiting and Temporary Appointments
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, English, University of Southern California, 1990-1991  

    Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Medieval English, French and Latin literature, with a particular emphasis on: 12th-century perceptions of ethnic and cultural difference; literacy and exclusion; hermaphroditism


    • Rollo, D. I. (2011). Kiss My Relics: Hermaphroditic Fictions of the Middle Ages. Chicago, Il: University of Chicago Press.
    • Rollo, D. I. (2011). Alain de Lille, The Plaint of Nature: A New Translation from the Latin.
    • Rollo, D. I. (2000). Glamorous Sorcery: Magic and Literacy in the High Middle Ages. Minneapolis, MN: The University of Minnesota Press.
    • Rollo, D. I. (1998). Historical Fabrication, Ethnic Fable and French Romance in Twelfth-Century England. Lexington. KY: French Forum.

    Honors and Awards

    • USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, General Education Teaching Awards, 2000-2001  

  • USC Dornsife Department of English
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