Jolene Vos-Camy


Education

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

Biography

Dr. Vos-Camy is professor of French and chair of the French Department. Born in Toronto, Canada, she grew up in Kentucky. Her love of French began when she was an exchange student her junior year of high school in Pau, France. After finishing a B.A. in French at Calvin College, she went on to earn a Ph.D. in French Literature at Indiana University. Dr. Vos-Camy teaches a full range of courses in the French Department, from introductory level to the capstone. Dr. Vos-Camy’s research focuses on French 17th century literature, and her most recent work has been on the southern French author, Antoinette de Salvan de Saliès.

Dr. Vos-Camy and her husband have two children and three cats. When not involved with family activities, teaching, chairing or researching, Dr. Vos-Camy climbs mountains in the Pyrénées and the Alps. She summited Mont Blanc in 2013.

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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)

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Publications

  • “Antoinette de Salvan de Saliès, une muse albigeoise.” Forthcoming in the peer-reviewed Actes of the Joint Conference of the North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature and the Centre Interdisciplinaire des Littératures, Aix-Marseille. Aix and Marseille, France. June 5-8, 2013. Narr Verlag (Collection Biblio 17).
  • “Les aventures de Marie Anne-Françoise von Hohenzollern, Comtesse d’Isembourg.” Forthcoming in a special volume of Women in French Studies. Ed. Catherine Montfort and Christine McCall Probes.
  • “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.

Professional services

Contributing Editor since 2000 for French 17 , an annual descriptive bibliography of French 17th century studies that received the Prix Web17 in 2002.

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