A new book by Charles A. Dana Professor of French Adrianna Paliyenko was recently published by Penn State University Press. Genius Envy: Women Shaping French Poetic History 1801-1900 reveals how female poets of the time, dismissed by thinkers, critics, and literary historians, “invigorated the debate about the origins of genius and garnered considerable recognition in their time for their creativity and bold aesthetic ideas,” the press says on its website. “Adrianna Paliyenko brings to her work on French women’s poetry an already most impressive background, and she writes with authority and solid, yet graceful, erudition,” says reviewer Norman R. Shapiro.