R. Howard Bloch
R. Howard Bloch is Sterling Professor of French at Yale University. He is the author of God's Plagiarist: Being an Account of the Fabulous Industry and Irregular Commerce of the Abbé Jacques-Paul Migne; The Anonymous Marie de France (winner of the MLA's 2005 Scaglione Prize); Etymologies and Genealogies: A Literary Anthropology of the French Middle Ages; and Medieval French literarture and Law among other works. A recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships, a James Russell Lowell Award, and the Medal of the Collège de France, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an Officier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
A NEEDLE IN THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD: The Norman Conquest of 1066 and the Making and Meaning of the Bayeux Tapestry (Random House, 2006)
ONE TOSS OF THE DICE: The Incredible Story of How a Poem Made Us Modern (W.W. Norton & Co., 2016)