Professional Background and Research Interests.

Joanne Dangelmajer McKeown, Ph.D, University of Virginia.  I teach all levels of French language, and literature of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, and am the supervisor of foreign language majors pursuing certification in secondary education. 

I spent a semester abroad during college in Avignon, and then spent the 1985-86 academic year at the Université d’Orléans while in graduate school.  I accompanied students to Poitiers and Paris for a summer program of study in 1992. 

I am currently translating for publication an 1838 French monograph written in the Haute-Savoie, a region to which I have traveled several times to conduct related research. 

Other areas of research include the relationship between the spa culture in southern France and literary output, foreign language pedagogy, and Madeleine de Guimard, a celebrated salon hostess, dancer and patroness of the arts in 18th century Paris.

Among other francophone areas to which I have traveled are Switzerland, Martinique and the province of Quebec.