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Degree: PhD, 1993, New York University

Position: Professor of French

Research Interest: 17th- and 18th- century novel, women writers, translation, gender politics, fairy tales, salon culture

Campus Address: Wells Hall

Phone: 517-884-6331

Email: aurorawg@msu.edu

Aurora Wolfgang is a Professor of French specializing in 17th- and 18th- century literature.  She is author of Gender and Voice in the French Novel: 1730-1782 and co-editor and translator of Jacques Du Bosc’s L’Honnête Femme: The Socially Respectable Woman (1632-36, Selections) and New Collection of Letters by Contemporary Women (1635). In addition, she has published articles on early modern women writers (Sévigné, Villedieu, Villeneuve, Graffigny, Riccoboni, Staël), gender politics, salon culture, and questions of style. She is currently working on an introduction and translation of the original version of La Belle et la Bête (1740) by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve, who was part of the second vogue of women fairy-tale writers publishing in mid-eighteenth century France.