Elisabeth Gerwin is Associate Professor of French in the
Department of Modern Languages at the University of Lethbridge in
western Canada. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from
the State University of New York (Buffalo), and a post-masters’
degree (DEA) from the Université de Paris VIII.
Beth has published articles on Balzac in journals such as Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Romance Studies, L'année balzacienne and in the recent Cambridge Companion to Balzac. Her article on androgyny in Balzac is due to appear in French Studies in 2020. She has also published on literary theory and psychoanalysis, and is currently working on the representation of narcissism in French nineteenth-century literature. She teaches all levels of university French, and especially enjoys teaching courses on what she considers to be the most fascinating period of a fascinating culture: the early half of the French nineteenth century.