Objective: Introduction by Joan DeJean, University of Pennsylvania Joan DeJean is a Trustee Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Learn bout DeJean's background and professional history. This lesson examines why Joan DeJean was chosen to introduce "Ourika" and how her expertise in French culture gives her added insight into the story.
1) Class Discussion: Joan DeJean is the Trustee Professor of Romance languages at the University of Pennsylvania. DeJean is an award winning author whose research includes the history of writing by French women, history of sexuality, novel development, 17th and 18th century French literature, and late 17th and early 18th century French cultural history. Write a complete bi on Joan DeJean including her experiences and accomplishments as a professor. Also, discuss her relationship to the book and why her insight is a valuable asset to the translation.
2) Compare Works: Choose at least two other French works related...
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