Kristen Curtis, MA

Doktorandin SNF Eccellenza

Department of English

Postal Address
Department of English
Länggassstr. 49
CH – 3012 Bern

Kristen Haas Curtis is a PhD student and independent cartoonist currently based at the University of Bern. In 2020, she completed her Master’s degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Fribourg, focusing on adaptation as a process and a product based on both the study of contemporary adaptations of Chaucer’s Nun’s Priest’s Tale and through the creation of a comic adaptation of the tale. At the University of Bern, Kristen is working on Prof. Dr. Mary Flannery’s SNSF project “COMMode: Canonicity, Obscenity, and the Making of Modern Chaucer,” where her work will focus on the Wife of Bath’s Prologue and a number of its many adaptations. Her cartooning work includes autobiography, travel writing, and literary adaptation in comic form and can be found at


Research Interests

Chaucer, adaptation as process and product, obscenity, gender