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Faith Beasley

Faith BeasleyProfessor of French               

PhD Princeton University

 

201C Dartmouth Hall
646-2406

faith.e.beasley@dartmouth.edu

Primary Interests

  • Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French literature and culture
  • Salon culture
  • Women writers of the early modern period
  • Intersections between history and literature
  • Travel narratives
  • Autobiography and memoirs
  • The development of the novel
  • France and India in the early modern period

Selected Publications

Books

  • Salons, History, and the Creation of Seventeenth-Century France: Mastering Memory. Ashgate Publishing Company, 2006
  • Revising Memory: Women's Fiction and Memoirs in Seventeenth-Century France. New Brunswick, N.J.; Rutgers University Press, 1990
  • In progress: "Exotic Encounters: France's Ancien Régime Meets India" Supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship 2012-2013

Edited Volumes

  • Options for Teaching Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century French Women Writers, New York: Modern Language Association, 2011.
  • Intersections: Actes de Dartmouth, Proceedings of the 2003 Annual Conference of the North American Society of Seventeenth-Century French Literature. Co-edited with Kathleen Wine. Tubingen, Germany: Gunter Narr Publishing, 2005.
  • Approaches to Teaching The Princess of Clèves, Co-edited with Katharine Ann Jensen New York: Modern Language Association, 1998

Articles

  • "Versailles Meets the Taj Mahal" in French Global: A New Approach to French Literary History, eds. Christie McDonald and Susan Suleiman, Columbia University Press, 2010.
  • "Salons and Curiosity: Encounters with India," in Origines: Actes du 39e congrès annuel de la North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature. eds. Thomas Carr and Russell Gamin. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2009: 345-353.
  • "La Voix des ombres: les femmes et la création du/au XVIIe siècle" in La littérture, le XVIIe siècle et nous: dialogue transatlantique, ed. Hélène Merlin-Kajman. Presse universitaire de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2008.
  • "Salons and Innovation." Options for Teaching Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century French Women Writers, MLA 2011, pp. 64-75.
  • "Roger Chartier" article for the Columbia History of Twentieth-Century French Thought, ed. Lawrence Kritzman, New York, Columbia University Press, 2005, pp. 480-482.
  • "Memoirs" article for the Companion to Women's Historical Writing, ed. Mary Spongberg, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, pp. 330-339.
  • "Marguerite Buffet and la sagesse mondaine" in Actes de Virginia, ed. by John Lyons, Tubingen, Gunter Narr: Biblio 17, 2003, pp. 227-235.
  • "Elèves et collaborateurs: Les Lecteurs mondains de Mme de Villedieu" in Madame de Villedieu romancière: Nouvelles Perspectives de recherche, edited by Edwige Keller, Lyon: Presses Universitaires de Lyon, 2004, pp. 175-198.
  • "Catherine Bernard", for The Dictionary of Literary Biography: Seventeenth-Century French Writers, Ed. Françoise Jaouên, New York: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2003, pp. 39-43.
  • "Altering the fabric of history: Women's participation in the classical age," Chapter on Seventeenth-Century France for A History of Women's Writing in France from the Middle Ages to the Present, ed. Sonya Stephens, Cambridge University Press, 2000, pp. 64-83.
  • "The Voices of Shadows: Lafayette's Zayde" in Going Public: Women and Publishing in Early Modern France, eds. Elizabeth Goldsmith and Dena Goodman, Cornell University Press, 1995, pp. 146-160.
  • "Un Mariage Critique: Zayde et De L'Origine des Romans," XVIIième Siècle, octobre-décembre 1993, no. 181, no. 4, pp. 687-704.

Last Updated: 9/13/12