LeannaRezvaniLecturer in Frenchlrezvani@mit.edu14N-429617-253-3067Office hours Monday 1-2, Wednesday 10-11, Friday 10-11, and by appointment Profile BottomBio 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. Her current project explores the influence of hagiographical narratives on Marguerite de Navarre’s writings. 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, the Heptaméron and La Princesse de Clèves. Research Areas / Expertise: Language and Culture Courses; Second Language Pedagogy; Sixteenth-Century and Seventeenth-Century Literature; Marguerite de Roberval and Canadian History; Women Writers; Teaching with Technology Education: 2005 Ph.D. Boston College 1998 M.A. University of California, Santa Barbara 1995 B.A. Western Washington University Research Teaching Marguerite de Roberval A pedagogical website for introducing college students to the history and literary works surrounding Marguerite de Roberval's marooning. Teaching La Princesse de Clèves A pedagogical website designed for teaching Madame de Lafayette's seventeenth-century masterpiece to intermediate level college students Teaching the Heptaméron A pedagogical website for teaching Marguerite de Navarre's novella collection to intermediate level college students Publications Articles in Refereed Journals 2017 (Forthcoming) “Saint Sebastian and the Mule-Driver’s Wife: Marguerite de Navarre’s Renaissance Martyr”. L’Esprit Créateur, Fall 2017. 2014 "Nature and Nourishment, Bodies and Beasts: The Heptaméron's Representation of Marguerite de Roberval's Marooning". Dalhousie French Studies (102), 2014. p. 3-7. 2012 “The Heptaméron’s 67th Tale: Marguerite de Navarre’s Humble Heroine Confronts the Querelle des femmes and Catholic Tradition” Romance Notes, (52:1), 2012, pp. 43-50. 2010 “Marguerite de Navarre’s Heptaméron: The Inspiration Behind La Princesse de Clèves Dalhousie French Studies (92), 2010, pp. 3-9. 2006 “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, (46:2), 2006, pp. 183-193. Articles in Non-Refereed Journals 2002 “The Mule-driver’s Wife Meets the Misogynists: The Second Novella of Marguerite de Navarre’s Heptaméron and the ‘Querelle des femmes,’” Romance Review, 12, 2002, pp. 11-17. Chapters in Books 2007 “Ideas for Teaching the Subjunctive in Intermediate French,” Recipes for Success in Foreign Language Teaching. Edited by Katharine Harrington and Tina Ware. Munich, Lincom Europa Press, 2007, pp. 60-67.