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Beverly J. Evans

Distinguished Teaching Professor of French
Welles 213
585-245-6343
evans@geneseo.edu

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

Portrait of Beverly Evans

Office Hours: Fall 2019

  • T 10:30-11:30 a.m
  • R  1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • and by appointment

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D., French Literature, University of Pennsylvania, 1983.

  • M.A., French Literature, Bryn Mawr College, 1976.

  • A.B., French, Cornell University, 1974.

Affiliations

  • 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

Publications

  • 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

Research Interests

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

Other Interests

  • Travel
  • Music
  • Documentaries
  • Yoga
  • Cats

Classes

  • 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 317: Phonology

    Llinguistic analysis of the French sound system with emphasis on problem areas for English speakers. Intensive practice in phonetics and corrective exercises for the improvement of pronunciation and intonation. Prerequisites: FREN 301. Offered every fall

  • FREN 450: Medieval&Renaissance FrenchLit

    Close reading of major works from the 11th to the 16th centuries: epic, lyric, poetry, Arthurian romance, theater, prose. Prerequisites: FREN 302. Offered fall, odd years

  • FREN 517: French Phonology

    Llinguistic analysis of the French sound system with emphasis on problem areas for English speakers. Intensive practice in phonetics and corrective exercises for the improvement of pronunciation and intonation. Prerequisites: FREN 301. Offered every fall