Amy S. Wyngaard
Amy S. Wyngaard
Professor of French and Francophone Studies
Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
314 HB Crouse Hall
French and Francophone Studies
- Ph.D., French Literature, University of Pennsylvania (1998)
- M.A., French Literature, University of Pennsylvania (1994)
- B.A., French and Humanities, University of Colorado-Boulder (1992, magna cum laude)
- FRE 301 Grammar and Composition
- FRE 315 French Civilization
- FRE 403 Literature and Film
- FRE 405/605 Culture in the Age of Louis XIV
- FRE 407/607 Libertine Fictions
- FRE 409/609 Culture and Revolution
- FRE 411/611 Molière
- FRE 412/612 French Women Writers
Amy S. Wyngaard specializes in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French literature and cultural history. The author of From Savage to Citizen: The Invention of the Peasant in the French Enlightenment (U of Delaware Press, 2004) and Bad Books: Rétif de la Bretonne, Sexuality, and Pornography (U of Delaware Press, 2012), she has written articles appearing in PMLA, Eighteenth-Century Studies, MLN, Modern Language Quarterly, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. From 2007-2020, she edited Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures, which has been produced by the Department since 1946. She teaches courses on a variety of topics, including the French Enlightenment, libertine fiction, women writers, Molière, and the culture of absolutism.
How to Do Things with Style: Essays in Honor of Joan DeJean, The third volume in the French Review Book Series, edited by Amy S. Wyngaard and Roland Racevskis. Published in 2021.
Bad Books: Rétif de la Bretonne, Sexuality, and Pornography, by Amy Wyngaard, University of Delaware Press; Reprint edition (March 30, 2015), 160pp., ISBN-13: 978-1611495737
From Savage to Citizen: The Invention of the Peasant in the French Enlightenment, by Amy S. Wyngaard, Univ of Delaware Pr (September 1, 2004), 252pp., ISBN-13: 978-0874138535
- NEH Professor of the Humanities, Colgate University, Fall 2014
- Professor, French and Francophone Studies, Syracuse University, 2013-present
- Associate Professor, French and Francophone Studies, Syracuse University, 2004-2013
- Assistant Professor, French and Francophone Studies, Syracuse University, 1998-2004
- Editor, Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures, 2007-2020
- French Book Review Editor, Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures, 2004-2007
- Editorial Board, Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures, 1998-2007
“Lafayette’s Modernity.” Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature, v. 50, no. 98, 2023, pp. 7-24.
“Reconsidering the French Enlightenment Heroine, Again: Prévost’s Histoire d’une Grecque moderne.” How to Do Things with Style: Essays in Honor of Joan DeJean, edited by Amy S. Wyngaard and Roland Racevskis, American Association of Teachers of French, 2021, pp. 99-118.
“Legacies of Enlightenment: Diderot’s La Religieuse and Its Cinematic Adaptations.” Lumen: Selected Proceedings from the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies/Travaux choisis de la Société canadienne d’étude du dix-huitième siècle, vol. 40, 2021, pp. 147-63.
“Femme Fatale or Feminist Heroine? Interpreting Manon Lescaut.” Romance Notes, vol. 59, no. 3, 2019, pp. 459-70.
“Le Danger des liaisons: Censoring Laclos’s Liaisons dangereuses.” Romance Quarterly, vol. 65, no. 2, 2018, pp. 87-102.
“Sade, Réage, and Transcending the Obscene.” The Cambridge Companion to Erotic Literature, edited by Bradford K. Mudge, Cambridge UP, 2017, pp. 210-23.