BA (Toronto), MA, PhD (Western)
Professor Hannah Fournier is a specialist in 16th-century Renaissance and Reformation literature and in the history of French Women Writers, with a particular interest in Marie de Gournay and Marguerite de Navarre.
BA (Montreal), PhD (State University of New York, Buffalo), FRSC
François Paré's work is in the area of minority literatures, literature as a cultural institution, and 16th-century France. His book, Les littératures de l'exiguïté (Le Nordir, 1992, 1995, 2001), was awarded the Governor General's Award in 1993.
B.A., M.A. (Dalhousie), Doctorat 3e cycle (Aix-en-Provence)
Office: PAS 2418
Professor Ryan is a linguist whose field of specialization is the Acadian speech of Atlantic Canada. He has published two books on the phonology and the verb morphology of Nova Scotian Acadian dialect.
B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (Iowa), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Paul Socken is a specialist in French-Canadian literature, particularly in the novel. He has done research on the thematic and stylistic aspects of Gabrielle Roy and is currently publishing in the area of mythology and French-Canadian literature.