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Megan Conway

Name: Megan L. Conway

Title: Professor

Department: Fine Arts/Foreign Languages/Humanities Department

Office Location: Bronson Hall 255

Office Phone: 318-797-5251


Research Interests:

French Renaissance poetry, Pernette du Guillet, Helisenne de Crenne

Anticlericalism in the Eighteenth-Century French novel, Olympe de Gouges

Selected Publications:

"Cruel Fortune and Republican Fervor:  Olympe de Gouges's L'Entrée de Dumouriez à Bruxelles" Eighteenth-Century Women, Vol. V.  Ed. by Linda Troost. (New York: AMS Press, 2008) 211-236.

"Seeds of Revolution:  Anticlericalism in the Eighteenth-Century French Novel," Consortium on Revolutionary Europe 1750-1850. Selected Papers 2004.  Ed. by Frederick Schneid.  (High Point University Press, 2008) 72-80.

 "Romain Rolland."  Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Vol. 4.  Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 332 (Detroit: Thompson/Gale 2007) 38-51.

"Olympe de Gouges and the Question of Divorce," Consortium on Revolutionary Europe 1750-1850. Selected Papers 2005.  Ed. by Schneid and Conner.  (Florida State University Press, 2007) 63-69.

Sixteenth-Century French Writers, volume editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 327 (Detroit: Thompson/Gale, 2006).

Personal Bio:

Dr. Megan Conway received her B.A. with honors in French Studies and a minor in German from Centenary College of Louisiana. After a year as a Bush Foundation Fellow at the University of Minnesota, she once more headed South to finish her M.A. in French at Tulane University in New Orleans. She also holds a Ph.D. in French Literature from Tulane where her minors were Jacobean and Stuart drama and philosophy.

After teaching at Tulane and Loyola University, Dr. Conway joined the faculty of LSU Shreveport as an Associate Professor in 1992 and was promoted to Professor in 1998. During the Spring of 1999, she served as Interim Director for the Master of Liberal Arts Program at LSUS. She has been a member of the Graduate Faculty since her arrival at LSUS.   The recipient of many awards including a scholarship from the French government to study business French, a Fulbright to Japan, and two NEH grants, she has also been honored for her teaching at LSUS.  She was awarded the Patten Professorship for Teaching Excellence in Liberal Arts, 2004-2006, and the campus-wide Simon Professorship for Excellence in Teaching , 2006-2008.

As the only full-time French professor currently on campus, Dr. Conway is engaged in all levels of of French instruction.  She teaches elementary, intermediate, advanced and graduate courses.  These include French grammar, conversation, composition, literature, culture and civilization,

Women authors of the French Renaissance hold a special fascination for Dr. Conway and led to her selection as the editor of the Sixteenth-Century French Writers volume of the Dictionary of Literary Biography . She finds the events of the French Revolution equally enthralling and also works on an eccentric political and social activist of the eighteenth century, Olympe de Gouges, who is the subject of two of Dr. Conway's most recent publications. She has presented papers on these and related topics at numerous regional, national and international conferences. She is  currently working on an English-language biography of Olympe de Gouges and an advanced French grammar text with Catharine S. Brosman, professor emerita of Tulane University.

Dr. Conway's love of travel and fashion often spill over into the classroom. Her lectures on culture (and her wardrobe) are doubtlessly influenced by the fact that she has travelled in over twenty countries. It is equally likely that during the semester she might wear a kimono or a green wig to class.

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