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Cathy Yandell

Cathy Yandell


Welcome to my profile page. I don't have an "elevator speech" (maybe someday!), but in the meantime I'll simply note that what inspires me is teaching, thinking, writing, reading, moving, and engaging in social, cultural, and political issues in the world. And Hatch chiles. I teach diverse subjects from early modern literature and culture to postcolonial film, whereas I publish primarily on the French Renaissance, focusing on bodies and ways of knowing, dialogue, poetry, peacemaking, and the French Wars of Religion. Please feel free to contact me about overlapping interests and projects!

Education & Professional History

University of New Mexico, BA; Sorbonne-Paris III, Diplôme IPFE; University of California (Berkeley), MA, PhD.


Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

Modern Language Association (Executive Committee, 16th-C. French Literature and Culture, 2015-2019); Chair, 2018

Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (President 2010-2011; Executive Committee, 2009-2012)

The Renaissance Society of America

American Association of Teachers of French (Editorial Board, French Review, 2011-present)

Sociéte Française des Études du Seizième Siècle 

Société Internationale pour l'Étude des Femmes de l'Ancien Régime 

Women in French (Editorial Board, Women in French Studies)

French Forum (External Editorial Board)


Profile updated January 23, 2018

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