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

A specialist in the works of Nobel Prize-winning writer André Gide, Professor Van Tuyl is the author of André Gide and the Second World War: A Novelist’s Occupation, which was supported by a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She sits on the Board of the Association des Amis d’André Gide and co-chairs the Association’s North American branch.

Dr. Van Tuyl’s publications cover topics in both twentieth-century French literature and Anglo-American children’s literature. Her current research examines the way midcentury American children’s literature was shaped by World War II-era emigrants, exiles, and expats shuttling between the US and France.

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

Recent Courses

Introduction to Literary Studies: To the Revolution!
World War II France in Film and Fiction
Proust’s In Search of Lost Time
Colette
Molière
The Twentieth-Century French Novel
Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Contemporary Issues

Selected Publications

“Le Retour du Tchad et les origines d’une pandémie.” Les carnets Gide, Fondation
Catherine Gide. Forthcoming fall 2022.

“The Book That Made Me Hate the Newbery.” The Newbery Centennial,
special issue of The Horn Book, edited by Kathleen T. Horning, May/June
2022, pp. 92-94.

Schwebel, Sara L., and Jocelyn Van Tuyl. “The Newbery Medal is 100. It’s
Smuggled Some Real Duds onto Our Library Shelves.” Slate, 21 Jan. 2022.

Schwebel, Sara L., and Jocelyn Van Tuyl, editors. Dust Off the Gold Medal:
Rediscovering Children’s Literature at the Newbery Centennial. Routledge,
2022.

Horning, Kathleen T., and Jocelyn Van Tuyl. “‘Lost Cat: It’s Like This, Cat and
the Invention of Young Adult Literature.” Rediscovering Children’s Literature at
the Newbery Centennial, edited by Sara L. Schwebel and Jocelyn Van Tuyl,
Routledge, 2022, 149-166.

“André Gide et les réfugiés.” Bulletin des Amis d’André Gide, vol. 209/210,
2021, pp. 33-48.

“‘What Goes Up Must Come Down’: The Twenty-One Balloons and the
Politics of Lighter-Than-Air Fantasy.” Children’s Literature Association
Quarterly, vol. 44, no. 3, 2019, pp. 250-270.

André Gide et la Seconde Guerre mondiale: l’Occupation d’un homme de
lettres. Presses Universitaires de Lyon, 2017.

“‘Somebody Else’s Universe’: Female Künstler Narratives in Alcott’s Little
Women and Rowell’s Fangirl.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly,
vol. 41, no.2, 2016), pp. 199-215.