Sylvie Pascale Dewey

S. Pascale (Vergereau) - Dewey is professor of Romance Languages (FRE/SPA) at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. from Rice University, Texas. Her doctoral thesis dealt with Women Writers of the French Enlightenment, specifically Mesdames de Tencin and de Graffigny. She has published on Mesdames du Châtelet, de Gomez, de Laisse, Marivaux, Marmontel and Turgot, Flora Tristan and George Sand. Her research interests veered to Quebec studies when she moved to Pennsylvania and participated in two different Quebec Summer Seminars. With Dr. Mike Gabriel, Chair of the History Dept. at Kutztown University, she co-edited and translated Quebec during the American Invasion 1775-1776, the Journal of François Baby, Gabriel Taschereau and Jenkins Williams at Michigan Press, 2005. Madeleine Ouellette-Michalska gives an account of this episode in the novel we'll discuss today.

Dr. Dewey also published articles on Gabrielle Roy, Marie-Claire Blais, Anne-Marie Alonso and Jovette Marchessault, an annotated bibliography of Jovette's works can be found online in the 2014 spring bulletin of Women in French (WIF) and an article in Drs. Celita Lamar and Roseanna Dufault's first book on Jovette Marchessault: De l'Invisible au visible: L'imaginaire de Jovette Marchessault. Pascale has also published on linguistic, cultural and political aspects of Quebec society for The French Review and the journal of the Pennsylvania Consortium for Canadian Studies Representations of Canada: Cross-cultural Reflections on Canadian Society published by Mansfield University, PA. and Volgograd University, Russia.

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