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Language Learning Center

Director, University of Florida Language Learning Center since 1993.

Member, IALLT (International Association for Language Learning and Technologies)

and SEALLT (Southeast Association for Language Learning and Technologies)

Medieval Studies

B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (1978) in French and Medieval Studies, Cornell University; member of the Phuds

Webmaster, UF Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Translation, Marie de France’s Lais.

Online readings from Marie’s Lanval at King Arthur Aloud

Quest of the Holy Grail, trans. & edited with really good supplements for teaching! Available now for your classes! Also, a guide to some medieval illustrations of the Quest in a blog for Broadview Press.

Other Interests

Information about Japanese dolls

The Japanese doll on the Western Toyshelf

“Queer Dress and Biased Eyes: The Japanese Doll on the Western Toyshelf,” Journal of Popular Culture 43.1 (2010) .

“Girls’ Day for Umé: Western Perceptions of the Hina Matsuri, 1874-1937,” in Dolls Studies: The Many Meanings of Girls’ Toys and Play, ed. Miriam Forman-Brunell & Jennifer Dawn Whitney  (Mediated Youth 19, Peter Lang 2015)

Contact Information

Office: 1341a Turlington
Phone: (352) 392-2112
Email:jshoaf@ufl.edu

Language Learning Center
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117300
Gainesville, FL 32611-7320.