• Position: Professor, department chair
  • Phone: (616) 526-6324
  • Email: jvos@calvin.edu
  • Department: French
  • Office: Hiemenga Hall 427A | Map

About

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Education

  • Diplôme Annuel - Université de la Sorbonne - Paris, France 1990 (Cours de Civilisation Française)
  • B.A. Calvin College 1991 (French, with honors)
  • M.A. Indiana University 1994 (French Literature)
  • Ph.D. Indiana University 2000 (French Literature)

Courses taught

Professional experience

  • Associate Professor of French, Calvin College (2004-2009)
  • Assistant Professor of French, Calvin College (1999-2004)
  • Instructor of French, Calvin College (1997-1999)
  • Associate Instructor of French, Indiana University (1992-1994; 1995-1997)
  • English Assistant, Lycée Polyvalent International Victor Hugo - Colomiers, France (1994-1995)
  • German Work Exchange, Grömitz - Germany (1991)

Selected publications

Articles in peer-reviewed journals:
  • “Les œuvres narratives de Catherine Bernard: les femmes face à l’amour” Œuvres & Critiques, XXXV, 1 (2010): Ècrivaines du XVIIe siècle: 95-104.
  • “L’amitié et l’amour dans « Eléonor d’Yvrée » de Catherine Bernard.” Cahiers du dix-septième siècle: An Interdisciplinary Journal XII, 1 (2008) : 87-97.
  • “L’amour et la foi catholique dans Les Malheurs de l’amour de Catherine Bernard” Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature XXXIV, 67 (2007) : 429-442.
  • “French Film Christianly: Cédric Klapisch’s Un Air de famille.” Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages 6 (Spring 2005): 36-47.
  • “Theatrical Intersections in the Novel: Scarron’s Roman comique.” Intersections. Actes du 35e congrès annuel de la North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature, Dartmouth College. Biblio 17, v. 161 (2005) : 53-58.
  • “Les Folies du Roman comique.” Cahiers du dix-septième siècle: An Interdisciplinary Journal XI, 2 (2007) : 43-57.