Elaine is returning to the French and Francophone Studies program after serving for 13 years as an associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She served as director of the French and Francophone Studies program from 1985 to 2002 and as Common Learning Coordinator from 1992 to 1995.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Teaching and Research Interests

  • 20th-century French literature
  • Theatre of the absurd
  • Contemporary Québécois literature and culture
  • French language
  • Foundation seminars for first-year students
  • French literature in translation
  • Liberal arts education

Awards

  • Christian F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (1986)
  • Walter C. Geiger Award for Administrative Excellence (2007)

Selected Publications

Comedy and Parody in Corneille's Le Menteur," in Romance Notes, XXII-2, Winter 1981.

"Michel Tremblay's L'Impromptu d'Outremont," in Québec Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1983. 

"Feminism and the Blessed Virgin Mary in Denise Boucher's Les fées ont soif," in American Review of Canadian Studies, Vol. 14, No. 2, Spring 1984.

"Structures of Impasse in Michel Tremblay's Albertine, en cinq temps," Québec Studies, No. 4, Fall 1986.

"Intentionality and Representation in Anne Hébert's Kamouraska," Québec Studies, No. 6, Spring 1988.

"Sweet Jesus, Ma!  What's That?"  Tremblay in Translation", review essay, in American Review of Canadian Studies, Vol. XIX, No. 3, Autumn 1989.

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