Catherine Gallouët, professor of French and Francophone Studies, was invited to the Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany for the Seventh Landau-Paris Symposium on the Eighteenth century that took place in October. The theme of the conference was “Taste in the Eighteenth Century” and Gallouët delivered a paper “Le goût du vin chez Marivaux” in which she analyzes the analogy between the love of wine and celebratory story telling in the works of French author Marivaux.
Gallouët’s interest in wine and its culture is informed by her role in an HWS wine class in which she gives a yearly lecture on French wine and the culture of wine in France. Gallouët also just published an essay in Le corps romanesque — Images et usages topiques sous l’Ancien Régime (Montreal, PUL, 2009). Her chapter deals with the representations of the black body in narrative fiction of the French Eighteenth century. This topic is central to the class, “Race Society and Culture in the Ancient Régime,” that she will teach next semester.
Gallouët, who joined the faculty in 1986, holds a bacalauréat with honors from L’Académie de Grenoble in France; a bachelor’s from Hope College, and her master’s and doctorate from Rutgers University.