Dr. Evans's research has focused on the nineteenth and twentieth century European novel, literary theory, twentieth century women philosophers who wrote literature or wrote about literature, and French literature written during World War II.
Christine A. Evans
Professional Title: Professor of Comparative Literature; Division Director Humanities
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Comparative Literature
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Division Director Humanities, Instructor of literature and humanities courses
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: CLITR 3338 Women in Literature; CLITR 1100 Writing and the Literary Arts; CHUMS 3331 Shock of the New
Education: BA, MA, Stanford University; MA,PhD, Harvard University
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: “La débacle vue par Simone Weil.” (The Fall of France as Seen by Simone Weil) Cahiers Simone Weil 34.2 (June 2011);
“Les Américains et la bonne chère: Ce que pour eux manger veut dire...” (Americans and Food: What Eating Means to Them) Archicube 11 (December 2011);
Fun Facts: Thirteen College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students enrolled in 5 different online courses offered by the Council of Independent Colleges Online Humanities Consortium. The 20 different colleges belonging to this consortium offered 40 courses in an online format and opened spots in each to students of the other member colleges. CLAS students enrolled in courses such as The History of the American Family (St. Michael’s College VT), Ways of Seeing Byzantium (McDaniel College MD), Indian Philosophy, Emerging Religions (both at Elizabethtown College PA) and Magic and Witchcraft in British Literature (Wartburg College IA). Four consortium students are taking Medieval History and Literature with Professor Mary Dockray-Miller and History of Humanitarian Organizations with Professor Kim Lowe.
I aspire in my teaching to bring my students to see that knowledge is something they can engage in richly, can own through disciplined study, and that in reading literature, they are not merely interrogating the text, but the text is looking back and offering illumination and even transformation.
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