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: from the Renaissance through the 19-century, as well as 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 a core member of the Gender Studies Program faculty and served as the program’s Director from 2006-2012; she offers tutorials on women's writing and feminist theory, and developed the course "Same, Equal, Different: Gender Studies in the U.S.” She has served on the executive board of the American Council for Québec Studies since 2009, elected vice president (2010-2011) and president (2012-13). She is also currently on the board of Women in French, serving as the regional representative for the South.

Her publications include articles on: French Naturalism, in particular works by J.-K. Huysmans and the Goncourts; on the Québécoise authors Anne Hébert and Marie-Célie Agnant; and on recent fiction from Africa by Patrice Nganang and Véronique Tadjo. The present focus of her work is on translation. She is currently completing a translation of Patrice Nganang’s Mount Pleasant (forthcoming in 2015). Her translation of Nganang's novel Dog Days appeared in the CARAF series of the U. Virginia Press in 2006. In 2014, she published Far from My Father, a translation of Véronique Tadjo’s Loin de mon père, also with UVA/CARAF; her translation Tadjo’s Queen Pokou: Concerto for a Sacrifice, was published by Ayebia Clarke in 2010.

Recent Courses
Contes et conteurs; Représentations de l’enfance; ‘Black Orpheus’ at the Turn of the 21st century: Novels and Short Stories from Francophone Africa; Literary Movements of 19th-century France; Performances of Gender: Readings in 19th-century French fiction; Francophone Literatures of the Americas: Giving Voice to Identity; Contextualizing the French Renaissance; Intermediate French I & II; Advanced French

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.

Hélène Lowe-Dupas
Visiting Assistant Professor of French Language and Literature 941-487-4316

M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University
B.S., Audencia, Nantes (France)

Professor Lowe-Dupas teaches all levels of French language. Her research and teaching interests include 19th- and 20th-century French literature and culture, francophone literature from Africa and the Caribbean, intertextuality, cinema, and French business.

[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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