Florence Ramond Jurney
Associate Professor, French
Campus Box 0411
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
(717) 337 -
PhD University of Oregon, 2002
DEA, Sorbonne University, Paris IV,
Maitrise, Sorbonne University, Paris IV,
Licence, Sorbonne University, Paris IV,
Practice in Communication
Caribbean Studies, Francophone Studies, Women Studies
A native of France, Florence Ramond Jurney received a Licence, a Maitrise, and a Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies at the Universite de la Sorbonne (Paris IV). She holds a doctorate in Romance Languages from the University of Oregon. Professor Jurney's scholarly interests include Gender Studies, Post-Colonial and Cultural Studies, as well as Francophone Studies. She specializes in the study of exile and migration in the Caribbean.
At Gettysburg College, Professor Jurney is developing classes on Francophone literatures and cultures and on Caribbean literature. She is teaching both in the French Department and in the Africana Studies Program.
Professor Jurney is on sabbatical during Spring 2012. She is working on a special issue of Gisèle Pineau to be published in the Nouvelle Revue Francophone. She is also working on an article on the portrayal of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the French press and its implications for women in French sopciety. Her new long-term project leads her to revisit motherhood, and in particular aging and motherhood, or when daughters become their mothers' mothers.
Her publications include articles on Maryse Conde, Gisele Pineau, Simone Schwarz-Bart and Edwidge Danticat. Her first book "Voix/es libres: Maternite et identite feminine dans la litterature antillaise" was published by Summa Publications (2006), and her second book "Representations of the Island in Caribbean Literature: Caribbean Women Redefine Their Homelands" was published by Edwin Mellen Press (2009).