Professor of French Studies

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Seventeenth-century French novel (Sorel, Cyrano de Bergerac).
  • Baroque aesthetic theories; Baroque poetry (Théophile de Viau).
  • Seventeenth-century moralistes (La Rochefoucauld).
  • Contemporary Québécois novel (J. Godbout).
  • Theory of the novel.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Seventeenth-century French novel (Sorel, Cyrano de Bergerac).
  • Baroque aesthetic theories; Baroque poetry (Théophile de Viau).
  • Seventeenth-century moralistes (La Rochefoucauld).
  • Contemporary Québécois novel (J. Godbout).
  • Theory of the novel.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Libertinism and Literature in Seventeenth-Century France : actes du colloque de Vancouver, Tübingen, Gunter Narr Verlag, 2009.

La femme au XVIIIe siècle : actes du colloque de Vancouver, Tübingen, Gunter Narr Verlag, 2002.

“La sagesse humaine face à une ‘souveraine puissance’: la prudence et la fortune chez La Rochefoucauld”, XVIIe Siècle, 211 (2001): 233-242.

“Du roman ‘satyrique’ au roman libertin: Sorel, le Francion et la naissance du roman en France”, dans Daniel Riou, éd., Lectures du Francion de Charles Sorel (Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2000), pp. 47-55

Winter 2017

FREN221 Introduction to Modern Literature written in French and to Textual Analysis Sections

Students will familiarize themselves with techniques of literary analysis, as applied to representative works from the 18th century to the present, including theatre, fiction, poetry and non-fiction prose. To be taken by all students intending to proceed to the Minor, Major or Honours program.

Winter 2017

FREN502A Studies in Sixteenth-Century Literature - 16TH CENT LIT Sections