B.A., 1975, California, Irvine; M.A., 1977, Ph.D., 1983, California, Berkeley. (1983)
Cantorial Smicha, 2020, Aleph Alliance for Jewish Renewal
Evlyn Gould is College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Professor of French at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. Her work focuses on 19th century French literature, culture, and the performing arts, as well as issues in Jewish and European Studies. She is the author of Virtual Theater from Diderot to Mallarmé (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989), The Fate of Carmen (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996; 2001); and co-author and co-editor of Engaging Europe: Rethinking a Continent in Change (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006; 2007). Her most recent book, Dreyfus and the Literature of the Third Republic: Secularism and Tolerance in Zola, Barrès, Lazare and Proust (McFarland Press, 2012), explores these four authors’ dramatic encounters with the "Jewish question" during the Dreyfus Affair in France, interrogating the moral turning of their deepest convictions in these encounters. Gould's latest work studies signs of Jewish influence in popular social gatherings of the late 19th Century. Tentatively titled, "Salons et cénacles," it considers religious and cultural traditions, aspects of material culture and the effects of mystical and spiritual thinking on late 19th century lyric. Gould also works part-time as a Hazzan or Cantor in Eugene, OR and Mt. Holly, NJ.
SELECTED ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS
2015 Ernest G. Moll Faculty research Fellowhip in Literary Studies for “Salons et Cénacles: the Theaters of Sarah Bernhardt”; 2014 Faculty Research Award for “Salons et Cénacles: The case of Catulle Mendès”; 2013 UO Provost & CAS Summer Stipend for Humanities and Creative Arts Faculty; 2010 University of Oregon Center for Intercultural Dialogue Small Projects Grant for “Sounds of the Sephardim”2006-07 Oregon Humanities Center Teaching Fellowship and Wulff Professorship, with Karen McPherson for “Great Romances: The World of Proust 2005-06 CAS Program Development Grant for RL International Conference “Literature Matters,” A Romance Studies international conference in Eugene, OR, Fall 2006. 2005 College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor in the Humanities 2004 (Spring) Oregon Humanities Center Ernest G. Moll Faculty Research Fellowship in Literary Studies 2003 (Summer) University of Oregon Faculty Summer Research Award for "Turning around Dreyfus: The Case of Barrès” 1999-2003 University of Oregon “Pathways” initiative grant 1996 (Summer) University of Oregon Faculty Summer Research Grant for "Turning around Dreyfus: Educating Consumers during the Third Republic in France" 1997 (Spring) Oregon Humanities Center Research Fellowship for "Turning Around Dreyfus" 1992 Oregon Humanities Center Course Development Award and the Sherl K. Coleman-Margaret E. Guitteau Professorship in the Humanities for "The Idea of Europe" (with George Sheridan, History) 1992 (Summer) Oregon Council for the Humanities Research Grant for "The Imaginary Scenarios of Bohemia" 1991 (Fall) Oregon Humanities Center Research Fellowship for "The Fate of Bizet's Carmen" 1991 The National Association of Graduate Schools’ Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities for Virtual Theater from Diderot to Mallarmé. 1989 NEH Summer Stipend Award for "The Fate of Carmen" 1987 NEH Summer Institute for the Combined Study of History and Literature: The Production of Deviancy in 19th Century France. University of Oregon, Eugene 1986 NEH Summer Institute: Changes in France from 1815-1880. UO, Eugene