Office Hours

  • T 11:30–12:30
    R 9:00–9:55
    and by appointment
 

Interests

  • Traveling
  • Music
  • Cats
 

Beverly Evans

Professor of

French and Western Humanities

Welles 213
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5247
evans@geneseo.edu

Beverly Evans has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1985.

Faculty Information

Education

  • Ph.D., French - University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., Bryn Mawr College
  • A.B., Cornell University

Research Interests

  • Medieval French poetry and music
  • 20th-Century French literature
  • Literature and culture of Québec
  • World War I music

Publications and Professional Activities

  • “Courtly Literature: ‘Yesterday’ is Today.” The Legacy of Courtly Literature. Eds. Rouben Cholakian and Deborah Nelson-Campbell. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, forthcoming.
  • “Vendredi, ou les limbes du Pacifique,” The Literary Encyclopedia. Ed. David H. Jones, University of Exeter, UK., 2011.
  • "Alfred Jeanroy" and "Gustave Reese." Handbook of Medieval Studies. Ed. Albrecht Classen. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2010.
  • "Seeking 'Woman' in Medieval French Woman's Song, or Lonc tans a que ne vi m'amie." Dalhousie French Studies, 82:1 (Spring 2008).
  • "Songs of the Women Trouvères: Just the Same Old Refrains?" Neophilologus, 90:1 (January 2006).

Affiliations

  • Executive Director, Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society
  • North American bibliographer for Encomia, the publication of the International Courtly Literature Society
  • Women in French
Spring 2015 Classes

CMLT 200:
Rdg Transnat:Lit of Great War

    An introduction to the practice of Comparative Literature and introduces students to arange of key theory-and-methods debates in the field, with attention to those surrounding such matters as history,
    globalization, culture, and the aesthetic. Typical subtitles include Sea Narratives, The Global Bildungsroman, Narratives of the Atlantic World, Screening ?Race,? Transnational Voices. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.)
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FREN 301:
Written Communication

    This course offers practice in expository writing with emphasis on clarity, structure and idiomatic expression, focusing on a variety of topical and practical issues. Students are introduced to pract
    ical applications and provided a review of selected grammar topics. Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.
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FREN 313:
Contemporary French Civilizatn

    Study of the social institutions and ways of life in present-day France, focusing on cultural and linguistic identity, as well as changing family structures and the challenges in an increasingly multi
    ethnic society. Discussions are based on authentic sources: internet, books, reviews, recordings, and interviews. Aural/oral skills emphasized. Prerequisites: FREN 301. Offered spring, odd years
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FREN 388:
Exp:Literature of Great War

    FREN 513:
    Contemporary Civilization

      Study of the social institutions and ways of life in present-day France, focusing on cultural and linguistic identity, as well as changing family structures and the challenges in an increasingly multi
      ethnic society. Discussions are based on authentic sources: internet, books, reviews, recordings, and interviews. Aural/oral skills emphasized. Prerequisites: FREN 301. Offered spring, odd years
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