Robert E. Diamond Professor of Women's Studies, Professor of French, Emerita
4695 Mayflower Hill Waterville, Maine 04901-8853
A. B. Wellesley College (1969) with honors. Phi Beta Kappa, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, Horton-Hallowell Fellowship
M.Phil Yale University (1972), in Romance Languages
Ph.D. Yale University (1976),in Romance Languages
Areas of Expertise
Francophone women writers
Literature of Quebec
Elected Honorary Member of the Societe quebecoises des etudes theatrales, May 2005.
Prix du Québec, awarded by Government of Quebec, 2002
Association Internationale des Études Québécoises Executive Council, 2001-.
International Council for Canadian Studies: Editorial Board of International Journal of Canadian Studies, 1999-
Association for Canadian Studies in the United States: Editorial Board of American Review of Canadian Studies, 1995-
American Association of Teachers of French: Assistant editor, The French Review, 1998-2005
Modern Language Association: Delegate Assembly, 1994-97, 1998-2001.
Executive Committee of “Francophone Literatures” Division, 1996-2001.
Appointed to Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession, 1999-2002.
American Council of Quebec Studies: Secretary 1986-90., Vice President 1990-92., President of ACQS, 1992-1995.
Managing Editor, Québec Studies, 1995-
Editorial board, Canadian Literature, 2002-2004
Member of Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, American Council for Quebec Studies, American Association of Teachers of French, Conseil international des etudes francophones, International Council for Canadian Studies, Women in French, Association Internationale des Études Québécoises.
Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, Duke University, 2005.
Le Corp(u)s theatral des femmes. Le theatre des femmes au Quebec (1930-1995). Dirs. Gilbert David et Marie-Christine Lesage. Montreal: Fides (à paraître).
Les Theatres francophones en Amerique du Nord, L’Interculturalisme au sein de la communaute francophone du Canada. Dir. Jean Morency, Quebec: Nota Bene, 2003.
Immigrant Drama in Quebec: Traumatic Departures, Unsettling Arrivals, Textualizing the Immigrant Experience in Contemporary Quebec. Eds. Susan Ireland and Patricle Proulx. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.
Index of Quebec Studies volumes 22-33. Quebec Studies 34 (2003): 97-126. With Jennifer Voter.
L’urbanite et l’urbanisation du theatre franco-ontarien, La Litterature franco-ontarienne: Voies nouvelles, Nouvelles Voix, dir. Lucie Hotte. Ottawa: Le Nordir, 2002. 75-90.
The Drama of Survival: Staging Post-Traumatic Memory in Lebanese-Quebecois Plays. Theatre Research in Canada 22.2 (2001): 172-189.
Les etudes quebecoises aux Etats-Unis. Globe. Revue internationales d’etudes quebecoises 4.2 (2001): 373-86.
Passionate Post-Mortems: Couples Plays by Quebec Women Dramatists. In Doing Gender: Franco-Canadian Women Writers of the 1990s, eds. Roseanna Lewis Dufault and Paula R. Gilbert. Livingston, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2001. 108-129.
Body Language and Linguistic Identity. Preface to Larry Tremblay, Talking Bodies, trans. Sheila Fischman. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2001. 7-14.
Watch your language!’: The Special Effects of Theatrical Vulgarity. Canadian Literature 168 (Spring 2001): 14-31.