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Dr. Kitty Maynard

Director, Teaching & Scholarship Hub
  • Profile
    After completing her PhD in French Studies at the University of Washington and a DEA at the Université de Genève, Kitty embarked on a faculty career at Washington College in Maryland, where she became a tenured professor of French Studies. With experience in all facets of faculty life at a liberal arts college, Kitty is first and foremost a dedicated, student-centered teacher, and her desire for continuous professional improvement sparked her interest in faculty development. She served as the Director of the Cromwell Center for Teaching and Learning at Washington College and the Associate Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at VCU In addition to her experiences in teaching and faculty development, Kitty is also a scholar in the area of French Early Modern studies. She is the author of Reveries of Community: Epic in the Age of Henri IV (2018) and the co-editor of Polemic and Literature Surrounding the French Wars of Religion (2019). Kitty continues to present regularly on topics related to her discipline, pedagogy, and faculty development.
  • Selected Publications
    Polemic and Literature Surrounding the French Wars of Religion. Co-edited with Jeff Kendrick. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter/Medieval Institute Publications, 2019. 
    Reveries of Community: Epic in the Age of Henri IV (1572-1616). Chicago: Northwestern University Press, 2018. 
    Journal Articles
     “Remarque en toy telle marque: Etienne Jodelle’s Parisian Inscriptions and Epitaphs in The French Wars of Religion.” French Studies 68, no. 4 (July 2014): 1-14.  
    “The Faces of Judith: Nationhood and Patronage in La Judit of Guillaume Salluste Du Bartas.” Romanic Review 100, no. 3 (May 2009): 235-47.
    “Writing Martyrdom: Agrippa d’Aubigné’s Reconstruction of Sixteenth-century Martyrology.” Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme 30, no. 3 (2007): 29-50.
    “To the Point: The Needle, the Sword, and Female Exemplarity in Du Bartas’s La Judit.Romance Notes 46, no. 2 (2006): 169-83.
    Book Chapters

    “Exporting Peace and Arming Vengeance in Lescarbot’s Histoire de la Nouvelle-France andLa Défaite des Sauvages Armouchiquois." In Polemic and Literature Surrounding the French Wars of Religion, 172-189.

    “Avec la terre on possède la guerre”: The Erasure of Place in Ronsard’s Franciade.” In Shield and Field: Virgilian Spaces as/and Early Modern Identities, edited by Philip J. Usher and Isabelle Fernbach, 237-256. Suffolk, UK: Boydell and Brewer, 2012.  
    “’Miel empoisonné’: Satire and Sickness in Ronsard’s Discours des Misères de ce temps.” In La satire dans tous ses états: Le "meslange satyrique" à la Renaissance française, edited by Bernd Renner, 245-264. Geneva: Librairie Droz, 2009. 
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