Department of French Studies
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, Washington 98416
PhD (University of Washington) in Comparative Literature, 1980.
Dissertation topic: “Twentieth Century Blues: A Study of Affinities between Harold Pinter and Luigi Pirandello.” Frank W. Jones, director.
Major field: 19th and 20th Century French Literature
Minor fields: Francophone Literature, Theory.
PUBLICATIONS and ARTICLE PRESENTATIONS
Amour et société chez Mme de Lafayette et Calixthe Beyala. Co-author with Diane Kelley. Chapter in Entre-Textes. Dialogues littéraires et culturels. London: Routledge. Forthcoming in 2017.
The Avant-garde Theater of Yasmina Reza. Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. January 2012
Amélie Nothomb où la quête d’identité. Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. January 2011.
Les techniques narratologiques chez Christine Angot et Amélie Nothomb. Sixty-Second Annual Convention. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. Reno, Nevada. October 2009.
Une rivière verte et silencieuse. Original translation of Hubert Mingarelli’s novel in collaboration with Lisa Gonnella ’08. Reviewed for publication by Archipelago Books. 2009.
French Literature and the Narratology of Children. 31st Annual European Studies Conference. University of Nebraska, Omaha. October 2006
Jean Anouilh: A Literary Biography. in Twentieth Century French Dramatists: Dictionary of Literary Biography. Ed. M-A. O’Neil. Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc. 2005.
The Narrating Child: New Voices in Contemporary French Novels. 58th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, Lexington. April 2005.
The Theater of Jean Anouilh and the Impossibility of Happiness: The Mother Figure Once Again. Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. January 2004.
Abla Farhoud et la fragilité du bonheur. Article Review: The Rocky Mountain Review. September 2003.
Francophone Literature: Pa/Ma-triarchal Power. Conference on Legitimizing Power: Sexual Identity, Gender, and Authority. West Chester University, PA. November 2002.
Francophone Literature: The return to the Native Land. 26th Annual European Studies Conference. University of Nebraska, Omaha. October 2001.
Madness and Control in Samuel Beckett’s Works. 15th Annual International Conference in Literature and the Visual Arts. State University of West Georgia, Atlanta. 1999.
Autobiographical Fiction: Self-representation in the Works of Annie Ernaux. 23rd Annual Colloquium on Literature and Film; University of West Virginia. October 1998. Also chaired a session on Biographical Readings of French Narrative.
Albert Camus: The Experimental Style. 17th Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. May 1997.
Marguerite Duras: Literary Culmination of Postmodern Feminism. 15th Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. May 1995.
Marguerite Duras and the Unraveling of the Couple. 13th Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. May 1993.
Compétences désirées en français au niverau universitaire. Second Language Education Symposium and Workshops. February 1992.
Charles Baudelaire: Artist, Social Critic or Modern Saint. National Endowment for the Humanities Conference on the Avant-Garde. University of Puget Sound. April 1991.
Evaluating the Study-Abroad Venture: The Sorbonne Courses. Abstract in Conference Proceedings of the Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers (WAFLT). October 1981.
Le Mouvement des idées en France et aux U.S.A.: Rôle et statut de l'intellectuel. Third International Colloquium: Paris, France, June 1981.
Member, Phi Kappa Phi
Member, Modern Language Association (MLA)
Member, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMLA)
Member, Washington Association for Foreign Language Teachers (WAFLT)