Faculty Profile

Catherine Beaudry

Associate Professor of French (1987)

Contact Information

Leave of absence 2017-18



Her scholarship has focused on 18th century French literature, particularly Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the advent of autobiography in modern culture. Her current research involves reader-oriented criticism and the use of Speech Act Theory in literary analysis.


  • B.A., Catholic University, 1975
  • M.A., Columbia University, 1980
  • M. Phil., 1985
  • Ph.D., 1987