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Mary Jean Green, Edward Tuck Professor of French, has received the Prix du Québec and a $5,000 grant from Québec's government for contributing to a greater understanding of Québec in the United States.
She received the grant at an October meeting of the American Council for Québec Studies, of which she is a member. Her research on women writers in Québec is credited with broadening the study in U.S. universities of literature from Québec and other Francophone countries.
Green studied at Brown University, graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in English and French in 1965, and she earned both her master's and Ph.D. at Harvard, studying French and writing a dissertation on the novels of Louis Guilloux.
She started teaching at Dartmouth in 1973, the year after Dartmouth became a coeducational college. She co-chaired the Women's Studies Program in its early years with Brenda Silver from the English Department.
She was appointed Edward Tuck Professor of French in 1992 and served as Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Humanities from 1993 to 1997. She has served on a variety of College committees throughout her career at Dartmouth.
Green has authored the books Marie-Claire Blais and Fiction in the Historical Present: French Writers and the Thirties. Her forthcoming book, Women and Narrative Identity: Rewriting the Québec National Text, will be published early in 2001 by McGill-Queen's University Press.
Her latest research is about women's fiction in Quebec. She also focuses on 20th-century French and Francophone literature, particularly issues of language and gender, and the intersection of literature, history and politics in 20th-century France, especially the 1930s and '40s.
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