Genova, Pamela Antonia 1961-
Genova, Pamela Antonia 1961-
Born 1961. Education: University of Kansas, B.A., 1983; University of Illinois, M.A., 1986, Ph.D., 1991. Hobbies and other interests: Hiking, gardening, swimming, bird-and bat-watching.
Home—OK. Office—Department of Modern Languages, University of Oklahoma, 202 Kaufman Hall, Norman, OK 73019. E-mail—[email protected].
University of Paris IV, Sorbonne, Paris, France, exchange instructor, 1988-90; University of Oklahoma, Norman, assistant professor, 1991-97, associate professor, 1997-2002, professor of modern languages, 2003—, presidential professor, 1997-2001, board member of humanities center, 1994—, coordinator of French section, 1998—, associate dean of College of Arts and Sciences, 1999-2005, chair, department of modern languages, 2005—.
South Central Modern Language Association (member of executive committee, 1998-2000; president, 2005).
Grants from National Endowment for the Humanities and South Central Modern Language Association, 1993, 2005, Oklahoma Foundation for the Humanities, 1995, 1996, and American Philosophical Society, 1997; fellow of Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, 1997, American Council of Learned Societies, 1997-98, Camargo Foundation, 2005; Cecil B. Woods Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Oklahoma, 1994; Book Award, South Central Modern Language Association, 2003; Regents' Award for Superior Teaching, University of Oklahoma, 2003; University of Oklahoma David Ross Boyd Professorship, 2006.
André Gide dans le labyrinthe de la mythotextualité, Purdue University Press (West Lafayette, IN), 1995.
(As Pamela A. Genova) Symbolist Journals: A Culture of Correspondence, Ashgate (Burlington, VT), 2002.
(Editor; as Pamela A. Genova) Twayne Companion to Contemporary World Literature: From the Editors of World Literature Today, two volumes, Twayne Publishers (New York, NY), 2003.
Contributor to books, including Lectures d'une oeuvre: "Moon Palace," edited by François Gallix, Editions du Temps (Paris, France), 1996; The Play of Terror in Nineteenth-Century France, edited by Booker and Pasco, Associated University Presses (Cranbury, NJ), 1997; and Gide and Politics, edited by Tom Conner, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 2000. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Modern Language Studies, Dalhousie French Studies, Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature, Nineteenth-Century French Studies, RomanticReview, French Forum, South Central Review, Mosaic, and Journal of Modern Literature. Senior contributing editor, World Literature Today, 2001—.
Pamela Antonia Genova has been a member of the faculty of the University of Oklahoma in Norman since 1991, when she joined the department of modern languages as an assistant professor. She has held several positions through the years and in 2005 became chair of the department in addition to her duties as David Ross Boyd Professor of French. Prior to joining the University of Oklahoma, Genova spent two years as a French exchange instructor at the University of Paris IV, the Sorbonne, in Paris, France. Genova's research interests include nineteenth-and twentieth-century French literature, relations among the arts, literary journals, and interdisciplinary studies. She has lectured extensively at conferences and written for a wide range of academic journals and periodicals, including Romance Studies, Modern Language Studies, Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature, French Forum, Romantic Review, and the Journal of Modern Literature. In addition, she has written or edited several books, among them André Gide dans le labyrinthe de la mythotextualité, in French, and Symbolist Journals: A Culture of Correspondence. Twayne Companion to Contemporary World Literature: From the Editors of World Literature Today, a two-volume work for which Genova served as editor, is a collection of essays and book reviews, dating primarily from the late 1970s onward. Kevin O'Kelly, in a review for Library Journal, noted that the work "provides a micro-history of contemporary writing by some of the world's finest critics and writers," but he concluded it is better suited for an academic rather than a general readership.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, October 15, 2003, review of Twayne Companion to Contemporary World Literature: From the Editors of World Literature Today, p. 454.
French Studies, October, 1996, Patrick Pollard, review of André Gide dans le labyrinthe de la mythotextualité, p. 470.
Library Journal, October 1, 2003, Kevin O'Kelly, review of Twayne Companion to Contemporary World Literature, p. 66.
Modern Language Review, January, 1997, Peter Fawcett, review of André Gide dans le labyrinthe de la mythotextualité, p. 202.
Nineteenth-Century French Studies, spring-summer, 1997, James T. Day, review of André Gide dans le labyrinthe de la mythotextualité, p. 452.
Times Literary Supplement, July 26, 2002, Patrick McGuinness, review of Symbolist Journals: A Culture of Correspondence, p. 32.
World Literature Today, summer, 1996, Pierre L. Horn, review of André Gide dans le labyrinthe de la mythotextualité, p. 663.
University of Oklahoma Web site,http://faculty-staff.ou.edu/ (April 14, 2007) faculty biography.