Breadcrumb

Beverly J. Evans

Distinguished Teaching Professor of French and Western Humanities, Department Webmaster
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: Spring 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 302: Introduction to Literature

    An introduction to textual analysis based on representative literary texts from France and the francophone world. The course covers principles of literary criticism that are central to the analysis and discussion of narrative, poetry, and drama. Prerequisites: FREN 301. Offered at least once per year

  • 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 multiethnic society. Discussions are based on authentic sources: internet, books, reviews, recordings, and interviews. Aural/oral skills emphasized. Prerequisites: FREN 301. Offered spring, odd years

  • 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 multiethnic society. Discussions are based on authentic sources: internet, books, reviews, recordings, and interviews. Aural/oral skills emphasized. Prerequisites: FREN 301. Offered spring, odd years