Associate Professor of French

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420 Keezell

Office Hours: T/TH 12:15-1:45 PM and 3:30-4:00 PM

Associate Professor of French
Ph.D. Princeton University (French literature)
M.A. Princeton University (French literature)
B.A.  University of Virginia (Medieval Studies/French; with high distinction)

Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests

French Renaissance poetry, Franco-American cultural misunderstandings and the history of American Francophobia

Selected Publications

“Memory and Nostalgia in Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris’” (forthcoming in Revista de Humanidades)

“Poetry and Prophecy in Robert Fanning’s American Prophet (Notes on Contemporary Literature, v. 43.2, March 2013, pp. 6-8)

“Mixité and Maturity in Edith Wharton’s French Ways and Their Meaning” (Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, 17:2 [2013], 212-219)

“Gesta Dei per Franca: Christine de Pizan and the Divine Commission of Joan of Arc” (Literature and Belief, v. 33 [2013] no. 1, pp. 41-54)

“Jean Lemaire de Belges’s Rhetorical Masks in the Amant Vert and the ‘Regretz de la Dame Infortunée’” (Romance Quarterly, 59.3 [2012] pp. 166-76)

“Montesquieu et l’intériorisation de la religion” (Romance Notes, v. 51 [2011] no. 2, 191-98)

“Why We Inflate Grades” (Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 9, 2011)

“Montaigne’s Cannibalistic Communion” (Montaigne Studies, vol. XXII [Spring 2010] no. 1-2, pp. 53-60)

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