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Joshua M. Blaylock

Assistant Professor of French
Modern Language Studies
Scharbauer Hall 3211 | 817-257-6365

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Ph.D. - French Studies, Brown University
MA - French, University of Montana
Double BA - History/French, University of Montana

Courses Taught

First and Second Semester French
FR 30063: Readings in Selected Genres, Le Voyage.
FR 30073: Introduction to Composition, L'Identité.
FR 40123: Seminar in French Studies, La Littérature et les arts visuels en France.
FR 40123: Seminar in French Studies, Le Secret et la littérature avant la Révolution.
FR 40123: Seminar in French Studies, Le Cinéma Français 1895-1970

Areas of Focus

Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century French literature; The interplay between theories of secrecy, the genre of the novella, and the visual arts; emblems; literary and critical theory; history; cinema.

“A Transparent Veil: Secrecy as Tragic Spectacle in Marguerite de Navarre’s Heptaméron (1559).”  Modern Language Notes, vol. 132, no. 4, 2017, pp. 993-1015.

“Intertextual Echoes: Emblems, Rabelais, and Heptaméron 13.” Esprit Createur, vol. 57, no. 3, 2017, pp. 79-92.

“A Skeleton in the Closet: Secrecy and Anamorphosis in Marguerite de Navarre’s Heptameron.” Sixteenth Century Journal: Journal of Early Modern Studies, vol. 45, no. 4, 2014, pp. 951–972.

“Intertextual Echoes: Emblems, the Novella, and Marguerite de Navarre’s Heptaméron.”  Sixteenth Century Society Conference.  Vancouver, BC. October 2015.

“Voicethread in the French Classroom,” South Central Association for Language Learning Technology Conference.  Austin, TX.  April 2015.

“Through a Glass Darkly: The Iconography of Secrecy in Hélisenne de Crenne’s Les Angoisses douleureuses.”  Sixteenth Century Society Conference.  New Orleans, LA.  October 2014.

“Covert Libertinage: Secrecy, Self-Censorship, and Storytelling in Charles Sorel’s Les Nouvelles choisies (1623, 1645),” Renaissance Society of America, New York, New York, March, 2014.

Sixteenth Century Society
Renaissance Society of America
La Société Marguerite de Navarre/Marguerite de Navarre Society – Charter Member