Jocelyn Van-Tuyl

French Faculty

Amy B. Reid
Professor of French Language & Literature (941) 487-4215

M.A., Ph.D., Yale University
A.B., Colgate University

Professor Reid offers courses and tutorials on a wide range of topics in French and Francophone literature: the Renaissance; 19-century literary movements; contemporary drama; and Francophone writing from Québec, the Caribbean and Africa. In addition, she teaches courses at all levels of French language and tutorials on translation. She is currently the Director of the New College Gender Studies Program (from 2006-2010 she was the GSP’s Faculty Coordinator); she offers tutorials on women’s writing and feminist theory and, in Spring 2010, offered a new course “Same, Equal, Different: Gender Studies in the US.” In 2009, she was elected to a two-year term as Vice President of the American Council for Québec Studies.

Jocelyn Van Tuyl
Professor of French Language & Literature (941) 487-4607

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

An internationally-recognized researcher on the Nobel Prize-winning author André Gide, Professor Van Tuyl is the author of André Gide and the Second World War: A Novelist’s Occupation (SUNY Press, 2006, 2007), which was supported by a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She co-chairs the North American branch of the Association des Amis d’André Gide as well as the North American editorial committee for the Bulletin des Amis d’André Gide.  Professor Van Tuyl’s publications cover topics in French and comparative literature (Proust, Saint-Exupéry, Conrad), juvenile fiction (Laura Ingalls Wilder), historical epidemiology (European writers as witnesses to the prehistory of the AIDS pandemic), current events and popular culture (Dan Brown’s French sources, French novels on 9/11), and pedagogy (teaching the French Revolution, teaching Claire de Duras’s Ourika). Her current book project is titled The Secret Bookshelf: Classic Children’s Authors and Their Neglected Writings for Adults. 

Professor Van Tuyl teaches all levels of French language and offers courses on a wide range of topics in French and Francophone literature and culture.

[Did you know?]

New College has a strong record of placing students in prestigious French Government Teaching Assistantships. Since 2007, 17 New College students have traveled to France for post-graduation work as part of this program.

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