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Géraldine Poizat-Newcomb

Education

Doctorate in French Renaissance Literature: Université Lyon II, France, 1997. Agrégation de Grammaire (Indo-European Historic Linguistics): Paris, France, June 1989 Masters in Classics: Université Lyon II, June 1988

Research and teaching interests

French Renaissance (Montaigne, XVI century prose) French/English Translation Language and culture Advanced Writing in French

Courses taught

FR 301(France Contemporaine) FR 303 (Identités Francophones) FR 317 (survey of Middle-Ages and Renaissance French Literature) FR 416/516 (Advanced Writing in French) FR 407/507 (Montaigne et la Mort) FR 407/507 (Renaissance Tales) FR 425 (French/English translation) FR 407 (Tao of Montaigne) SPA 301 (Identidades Hispanas) SPA 303 (Expresiones Artísticas)

Publications

“Diferencias de género en Puerto Rico, desde el punto de vista de una extranjera”, presented at the Coloquio Nacional sobre las Mujeres: Dialoguemos por la Paz, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, San Juan, March 4th, 1999. “Daughters in the absence of Mothers: the voice and lessons of women’s collective memory in European fairy tales”, presented at the Encuentro Regional de Educación y Pensamiento: Gender in Undergraduate Education, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, April 10th, 1999. "Millennial Anxieties and the University: Exploring UPR-RUM students' urban legends just before Armaggedon", presented at the English Department Colloquium: “(Pre) Millennial Anxieties, Altered States, Black Humor”, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, September 24th, 1999. “Une comparaison entre le concept de Nature dans les Essais et la notion de Dharma dans le Bhagavad Gita”, presented at the 18th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, Cincinnati, May 7th, 1998. “Nature, ou la force vitale: Un aperçu de la notion de système immunitaire dans les Essais de Montaigne", published in Le Français Préclassique (Université Lyon2- Lumière/ CNRS France), 1998: 33-44. "La distortion comme procédé narratif dans les Nouvelles Orientales de Marguerite Yourcenar", presented at the 17th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, Cincinnati, May 9th, 1997. "Sobre la recién re-escritura de Little Women: ¿Hacia una bi-dimensionalización de la cultura y literatura?”, presented at the Coloquio Nacional sobre las Mujeres: (Re)Tomando el Diálogo, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, February 26th, 1997. "Women's body image in French Paintings from the 16th to the 20th century" presented at the University of Oregon, Foreign Languages Day, May 14th, 1994. "Mouvement et Liberté dans les Essais de Montaigne", published in Francophonie (Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey), 1992: 125-133.