PhD University of Oregon, 2002
DEA, Sorbonne University, Paris IV
Maitrise, Sorbonne University, Paris IV
Licence, Sorbonne University, Paris IV
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 French and Francophone literatures and cultures and on Caribbean literature. She is teaching both in the French Department and in the Africana Studies Program.
Professor Jurney's latest book, co-edited with Karen McPherson from the University of Oregon, provides an overview and critical account of prevalent trends and theoretical arguments informing current investigations into literary treatments of motherhood and aging. Women's Lives in Contemporary French and Francophone Literature (Palgrave McMillan 2016) explores how two key stages in women's lives--maternity and old age--are narrated and defined in fictions and autobiographical writings by contemporary French and francophone women. Florence Ramond Jurney has also coordinated a special issue of Gisèle Pineau in the Nouvelle Revue Francophone (2012), and published an article on the portrayal of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the French press and its implications for women in French society (Women in French Studies 2014). Other publications include articles on Maryse Condé, Gisèle Pineau, Simone Schwarz-Bart and Edwidge Danticat. Her first book Voix/es libres: Maternité et identité féminine dans la littérature 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).