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Pamela Genova

Professor, 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-Century French Studies

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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 Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics from 2005 to 2012, as well as, most recently, Graduate Liaison from 2014 to 2019. Her scholarly publications include three single-authored books, André Gide dans le labyrinthe de la mythotextualité (Purdue, UP, 1995), Symbolist Journals: A Culture of Correspondence (Ashgate, 2002), and Writing "Japonisme": Aesthetic Translation in Nineteenth-Century French Prose (Northwestern UP, 2016)—as well as an edition of essays, Twayne Companion to Contemporary World Literature from the Editors of "World Literature Today" (Twayne/Gale, 2003). Her two most recent book publications received the annual SCMLA best book award. 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, along with several essays in edited books, as with an invited essay for the catalogue for the 2019 exhibit on Félix Fénéon’s work at the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée Quai Branly, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her research interests focus on French literature and culture from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first 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, a sabbatical fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, a Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Fellowship, and an American Philosophical Society Research Grant.