Retired Faculty

Hannah Fournier

Distinguished Professor Emerita

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.

François Paré

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

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.

Robert Ryan

Professor Emeritus

B.A., M.A. (Dalhousie), Doctorat 3e cycle (Aix-en-Provence)
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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.

Paul Socken

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
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.

Anne Marie Miraglia

Professor Emmerita

BA, MA, PhD (Toronto)

Professor Anne Marie Miraglia is a specialist of francophone novelists from Black and Arab Africa, Québec and the French Caribbean. Her research includes literary theory, semiotics, narratology and feminist criticism.