Jan Walsh Hokenson
GS 220, Boca Raton
Jan Walsh Hokenson is Professor of French and Comparative Literature. She specializes in the origins and development of French modernism, with emphasis on the novel in the contexts of European literary and intellectual history. She has received an award for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities, and research fellowships from the French government, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Danforth Foundation. She is the author of three books: Japan, France, and East-West Aesthetics: French Literature, 1867-2000 (Fairleigh Dickinson Press, 2004); The Idea of Comedy: History, Theory, Critique (Fairleigh Dickinson Press, 2006); and The Bilingual Text: History and Theory of Literary Self-Translation (St Jerome Press, 2007), co-authored with colleague Marcella Munson. Other recent publications include "Haiku as a Western Genre: Fellow Traveler of Modernism," in Approaching Modernism, ed. Vivian Liska and Astradur Eysteinsson (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2006); "Proust's japonisme: Contrastive Aesthetics," in Proust: Modern Critical Views, ed. Harold Bloom (Chelsea House, 2003); "The Culture of the Context: Comparative Literature Past and Future," in Comparative Literature and Comparative Cultural Studies, ed. Steven Totosy de Zepetnek (Purdue University Press, 2003), 58-75; "Public Masks: Dominique Desanti and the French Autobiographical Tradition," Dalhousie French Studies 54 (Spring 2001): 39-49; and "Fool's Wisdom: The Learning of Laughter," The Iron Mountain Review 17 (Spring 2001): 21-27.
Links to book reviews:
Japan, France, and East-West Aesthetics: French Literature, 1867-2000
Reviewed by Carol S. Gould, Florida Atlantic University
The Idea of Comedy: History, Theory, Critique
Reviewed by Bernard Freydberg, Koç University, and R. H. Soloman, formerly of University of Alberta