Elisabeth Gerwin is Assistant 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 a number of articles on Balzac (most recently in the journal Nineteenth-Century French Studies), as well as on literary theory and on Freud. Her research focuses on the representation of difference, and in particular of sexual difference. 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.