About the AIZEN

Secretary / Secrétaire
Prof. Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt

Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt is an Associate Professor at Burman University, in Canada. She has also taught at the University of Alberta, and the University of Lethbridge, also Canada, and at Pacific Union College and in the University System of Georgia, in the USA.

She holds master's degrees in German and French literature from the University of California (Riverside) and the University of Alberta, respectively. Her doctoral thesis, defended at the University of Alberta in 1998, dealt with the representation of Jeanne d'Arc in France at the turn of the twentieth century.

Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt has presented numerous papers at conferences in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Finland, South Korea, and Brazil.

Her essays have appeared in journals such as Excavatio, The French Review, Paul Claudel Papers, Cahiers Octave Mirbeau, The Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, and in collections. With Anna Gural-Migdal, she published a volume of essays, with the title Zola et le naturalisme en Europe et aux Amériques: généricité, intertextualité et influences, which appeared with Edwin Mellen Press in 2006. Together with Marie-Sophie Armstrong and Riikka Rossi, she edited a collection of essays entitled Re-Reading Zola and Worldwide Naturalism: Miscellanies in Honour of Anna Gural-Migdal (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013): http://www.cambridgescholars.com/re-reading-zola-and-worldwide-naturalism-13.

Her research concentrates on naturalism, medievalism, and regionalism in French literature and culture at the turn of the twentieth century. A special focus of her work has been the representation of women within the context of the situation of real contemporary women. She is also interested in connections between Germano- and Francophone literatures and cultures during the same fin-de-siècle period and in Zola and naturalism in Canada.

Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt