Beverly J. EvansDistinguished Teaching Professor of French
Beverly Evans has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1985.
Office Hours: Spring 2020
- T 10:30-11:30 a.m
- R 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- and by appointment
Ph.D., French Literature, University of Pennsylvania, 1983.
M.A., French Literature, Bryn Mawr College, 1976.
A.B., French, Cornell University, 1974.
Executive Director, Pi Delta Phi, The National French Honor Society
International Editor of Encomia, the publication of the International Courtly Literature Society
Women in French
International Courtly Literature Society
Executive Board Member, Association of College Honor Societies
Book chapter "Marie Laurencin: From Apollinaire and His Friends to the Ballets Russes," forthcoming.
"The Life and Afterlife of French WW I Songs: National Identity Then and Now," French Cultural Studies 28.2 (2017).
“Courtly Literature: ‘Yesterday’ is Today.” The Legacy of Courtly Literature: from Medieval to Contemporary Culture. Eds. Rouben Cholakian and Deborah Nelson-Campbell. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
"Michel Tremblay's Les Belles-Soeurs.. The Literary Encyclopedia, 2015.
Review of Findley, Brooke Heidenreich. Poet Heroines in Medieval French Narrative: Gender and Fictions of Literary Creation. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Women in French Studies 20 (2015).
Review of White, Sophie. Wild Frenchmen and Frenchified Indians, Material Culture and Race in Colonial Louisiana. Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. Dalhousie French Studies 102 (2014).
"Vendredi, ou les limbes du Pacifique," The Literary Encyclopedia, 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'ami.'" Dalhousie French Studies 82.1 (Spring 2008).
“Songs of the Women Trouvères: Just the Same Old Refrains?” Neophilologus 90.1 (2006).
More About Me
- Medieval French poetry and music
- WW I literature, music and culture
- 20th-Century French literature
- Literature and culture of Québec
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 practical applications and provided a review of selected grammar topics. Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent. Offered at least once per year
FREN 460: Fren Lit From Romanticism-Pres
Close reading of major works from the 19th century to the present: novels, poetry, theater, philosophy. Prerequisites: FREN 302. Offered fall, even years
FREN 560: From Romantcm-Le Nouveau Roman
A study of the trends and masterpieces of the 19th and 20th centuries. Offered: fall, even years Prerequisites: FREN 303 and FREN 304 or equivalent.
HONR 204: F/Honors Sem in Fine Arts:
This seminar offers an introduction to a topic or set of topics drawn from the fine arts, as designated by the subtitle. Typical subtitles are: Jazz and the American Experience; Picasso:Form and Vision; and Theater as Protest. As a core course, it will engage all students and will not assume any prior knowledge of the discipline(s) involved. As a seminar, the class will focus on a lively discussion and analysis of the issues. May be repeated more than once only with permission from director of the Honors Program. Prerequisites: HONR 202 or permission of program director. Offered once per year