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Genevieve Amaral

Ph.D. 2017

Genevieve earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literary Studies and French in 2017. She received her B.A. from the University of Toronto in Literary Studies and Philosophy in 2005, and her M.A. in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College in 2006. She spent 2011-2012 in France with the Paris Program in Critical Theory. Her interests include continental philosophy, in particular phenomenology and hermeneutics; questions relating history, literature and politics; the avant-garde novel; and French, German and English literature from the late nineteenth century to 1960. She has published "Edgar Allan Poe's Fear of Texts: The Man of the Crowd as Literary Monster" in the June 2011 issue of The Comparatist, and defended her dissertation, entitled "Act Six: Aristocracy and History in Interwar French Literature and Film." Genevieve is currently the Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Creativity at Sheridan College.