Professor of French
Office: Comenius 407
EDUCATION: B.A., Niagara University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia
INTERESTS: Her primary areas of instruction are all levels of language with culture, and seventeenth and eighteenth-century literatures. As advisor of foreign language students pursuing secondary-education certification, she supervises the capstone teaching experience in middle and highschool classrooms and teaches the related seminar focused on foreign language teaching methodologies. She has advised three SOAR projects and an Honor's project, and advises the French Club and French majors. She spent the 1985-86 academic year at the Université d'Orléans and accompanied LVAIC students to Poitiers and Paris for a summer program of study in 1992. More recently, her trips to France and to Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and Martinique have been for research and for international conferences.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: Dr. McKeown is the Primary Translator and Editor of an annotated translation of an 1838/9 monograph by Antoine Despine, Despine and the Evolution of Psychology: Historical and Medical Perspectives on Dissociative Disorders (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). She also has a book chapter forthcoming: "Feminine Witness to the Power of the Soul over the Mind: Four Novels of Enlightenment France” in French Women Authors: the Significance of the Spiritual. Co-editors: Drs. Kelsey Haskett and Deborah Sullivan-Trainor.