Field Of Study:
Modern and Postmodern French Fiction, French poetry, popular and regional French literature.
The photo explains them all.
Ph.D., French, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1990
M.F.A., English, the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, 1977
Awards: National Endowment for the Arts Award Grant for fiction writing, 1979.
Books: Michel Tournier’s Children: Myth, Intertext, Initiation. (New York: Peter Lang) 1998, 145 pages.
Most recent article: “L’Eau d’ici et l’au-delà: pêche et spiritualité chez Norman Maclean et René Fallet”, René Fallet, vingt ans après. (Paris : Maisonneuve & Larose, 2005) pp. 35-46.
Most recent paper : “If only it were so : the myth of multiculturalism in Daniel Pennac’s Malaussène saga”. Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, May 10-13, 2006.
Current research projects. I’m working slowly on a book analyzing the uses of myth in Danial Pennac’s fiction. Most of my presentations at conferences further that project. With another part of my brain I’m writing a novel.