Beverly J. EvansDepartment Chair & Distinguished Teaching Professor of French
Beverly Evans has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1985.
Office Hours: Fall 2021
(some office hours by appointment may be via Zoom)
Ph.D., French Literature, University of Pennsylvania.
M.A., French Literature, Bryn Mawr College.
A.B., French, Cornell University.
Executive Director, Pi Delta Phi, The National French Honor Society
Editorial Board Member, Encomia, new interdisciplinary journal of the International Courtly Literature Society
Women in French
International Courtly Literature Society
Member, Association of College Honor Societies
Book chapter "Marie Laurencin: From 'Apollinaire and His Friends' to the Ballets Russes." Creative Women and the First World War: Professional Trajectories in Times of Crisis. Forthcoming.
Review of De Gendt, Anne-Marie, and Alicia C. Montoya, eds. La pensée sérielle, du Moyen Age aux Lumières. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2018. Forthcoming, Dalhousie French Studies.
"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 Expression
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. This course must be taken in residence.
FREN 450: Medieval Renaissance Fren Lit
Close reading of major works from the 11th to the 16th centuries: epic, lyric, poetry, Arthurian romance, theater, prose.