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Twyla Meding, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of French

Dr. Meding completed a Ph.D. and M.A. in French Language and Literature at the University of Virginia, and a B.A. with Honors in French Language and Literature at Randolph-Macon College.

Dr. Meding specializes in seventeenth-century literature and culture, and has published more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals on early modern European culture. She is especially interested in relationships between genres (e.g., romance, novella, theater) and between France and other national literary traditions (i.e., Spain and Italy), including adaptation of narrative forms into theater. Dr. Meding has taught a wide range of courses, from those on early modern French literature and culture (in both French and in English translation), to those on French language and culture, including commercial French. She serves as moderator for WVU's Alpha Omicron chapter of Pi Delta Phi National French Honor Society.