University of Vermont

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GRETCHEN J. VANSLYKE

Professor
Romance Languages
Arts & Sciences
Phone:(802)656-1370
Email Address:gvanslyk@zoo.uvm.edu
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107 leeann.cox@uvm.edu
Specialty:French language, French literature
Biography:Van Slyke, a professor of French, has teaching and research interests in women's autobiographies, France and the Francophone world, and the literature and society of 19th-Century France. She was co-editor of the book, "Corps/D�cors: Femmes, orgies, parodies," and the editor/translator of "The Countess von Rudolstadt," by George Sand (The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008) as well as "Rosa Bonheur: The Artist's (Auto) Biography," by Anna Klumpke (The University of Michigan Press, 1997). She has published widely in scholarly journals, including "The Sexual/Textual Politics of Dress: Rosa Bonheur and Her Cross-Dressing Permits, " in Nineteenth-Century French Studies. VanSlyke earned her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. Her honors at UVM include the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture Award.