Dr. Jeanne-Helene Roy

Dr. Jeanne-Helene Roy

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Modern Languages
Office: Olin 310
Fax: 330 972-6908
Email: jr@uakron.edu


Biography

Jeanne-Hélène "Nena" Roy was born in Montemorelos, Mexico, and spent her childhood in Mexico City, New Orleans, and La Rochelle, France. She began her university studies in Angers, France, and completed her B.A. in French Literature in 1988 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She then went on to join the Ph.D. program at Cornell University.

While working on her M.A., she had the opportunity to teach at the Université de Paris X, as well as for a number of American undergraduate abroad programs in Paris. Primarily an Enlightenment scholar, her other literary interests include the twentieth-century French and Italian novels, psychoanalysis, and French post-structuralist criticism. Upon defending her doctoral thesis, a study of Rousseau's Rêveries du promeneur solitaire, she earned her Ph.D. from Cornell in late 1996.


Education

Ph.D., 1996 Cornell University