Prof. Vance passed away on May 14, 2011. Link to obituary
Prof. Vance previously taught at Yale University, the Université de Montréal, and Emory University. Vance held visiting appointments at Toronto, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Johns Hopkins, Berkeley, and Duke. He also wrote many articles on Late Classical and Medieval literature and culture, along with four book publications entitled Reading the Song of Roland, L'Archéologie du Signe (The Archeology of Signs), Mervelous Signals: Poetics and Sign Theory in the Middle Ages, and From Topic to Tale: Logic and Narrativity in the Middle Ages. Vance was a Solomon Katz Distinguished Lecturer in 1998
Research Advised: Graduate Dissertations
- Anne Miller. "Le Poète dans la cité: Figures de l'intellectuel a la fin du Moyen Âge." Diss., 2007.
- Sandra Evans. "Masters and Rebels in Raoul de Cambrai and the Cycles des Barons Revoltes." Diss., 2005.
- Anne Latowsky. "Imaginative Possession: Charlemagne and the East from Einhard to the voyage of Charlemagne." Diss., 2004.