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Pamela Genova

Professor, 19th and 20th Century French Literature


Kaufman Hall 224

genova@ou.edu

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Pamela A. Genova, David Ross Boyd Professor and Presidential Professor of French, received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1991, and she has been in the Department of Modern Languages since that date. She served as Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences from 1999 to 2005, and as Chair of the Department of MLLL from 2005 to 2012.

Her scholarly publications include two single-author books, André Gide dans le labyrinthe de la mythotextualité (Purdue, 1995) and Symbolist Journals: A Culture of Correspondence (Ashgate, 2002)--which won the 2003 South Central Modern Language Association Book award--as well as an edition of essays, Twayne Companion to Contemporary World Literature from the Editors of "World Literature Today"(Twayne/Gale, 2003). A new book, entitled Writing "Japonisme": Aesthetic Translation in Nineteenth-Century French Prose is forthcoming with Northwestern University Press. She has also published numerous articles appearing in such journals as Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Romanic Review, Dalhousie French Studies, French Forum, Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature, Bulletin des amis d'André Gide, and Bulletin des études valéryennes.

Her research interests focus on French literature from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with specific concentration on such topics as Symbolism, Decadence, Surrealism, and the figure of the Dandy. Dr. Genova has received a number of fellowships and awards, including the Presidential Professorship and the Regents' Award for Superior Teaching at the University of Oklahoma, a sabbatical fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, a Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Fellowship, and an American Philosophical Society Research Grant.

Selected Publications

Andre Gide dans le labyrinthe de la mythotextualite (Purdue, 1995)

Symbolist Journals: A Culture of Correspondence (Ashgate, 2002)

Twayne Companion to Contemporary World Literature from the Editors of 'World Literature Today' (Twayne/Gale, 2003)

Writing Japonisme: Aesthetic Translation in Nineteenth-Century French Prose (Northwestern, 2016)