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Leanna Bridge Rezvani is a Lecturer in French. Her research focuses on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century women writers with particular emphasis on the Heptaméron, La Princesse de Clèves, the Querelle des Femmes, and Marguerite de Roberval.

Rezvani has published articles on Marguerite de Navarre, Madame de Lafayette, and Marguerite de Roberval.  She has also developed pedagogical websites on Marguerite de Roberval and La Princesse de Clèves.

 

Publications:

"Nature and Nourishment, Bodies and Beasts: The Heptaméron's Representation of Marguerite de Roberval's Marooning". Dalhousie French Studies, Summer 2014.
The Heptaméron's 67th Tale: Marguerite de Navarre's Humble Heroine Confronts the Querelle des femmes and Catholic Tradition" Romance Notes, Fall 2012.
Marguerite de Navarre's Heptaméron: The Inspiration Behind La Princesse de Clèves. Dalhousie French Studies, Fall 2009.
"Ideas for Teaching the Subjunctive in Intermediate French" in Recipes for Success in Foreign Language Teaching.  Edited by Katharine Harrington and Tina Ware.  Lincom Europa Press, 2007.
"Transcending the Rhetorical Impasse: Madame de Lafayette's La Princesse de Clèves and the Seventeenth-Century Querelle des Femmes." Romance Notes, Volume XLVI, Number 2, Winter 2006.
"The Mule-driver's Wife Meets the Misogynists: The Second Novella of Marguerite de Navarre's Heptaméron and the 'Querelle des femmes'", Romance Review, Volume 12, Fall 2002.
"Reflection on Madonna Enthroned", in Reflections on the Connolly Book of Hours, University Press of Boston College.  Edited by Rebecca Valette and Tim Sullivan, 1999.

Pedagogical Projects:

Teaching Marguerite de Navarre's Heptaméron. http://teachingtheheptameron.com (Summer 2014, Furstenberg and Morgenstern Grant).
Exploring Marguerite de Roberval: A Web-Based Approach to Teaching a Renaissance Heroine. http://teachingmargueritederoberval.wordpress.com/ (January 2013, Whiting Foundation Grant).
Teaching La Princesse de Clèves: A Web-Based Approach to a Seventeenth-Century Text. http://teachinglaprincessedecleves.com (June 2013, Furstenberg and Morgenstern Grant).