Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

O'Dowd Hall, Room 372
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2060
Fax: (248) 370-3170

Rebecca Josephy

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Rebecca Josephy
Assistant Professor of French

352 O'Dowd Hall
(248) 370-2081

DEGREE: Ph.D. in French Language and Literature, Western University, Canada

RESEARCH INTERESTS: 20th Century French and Francophone Literature, Detective Fiction, Bible and Literature, Andrée Maillet.

Prof. Josephy joined Oakland University as an Assistant Professor in 2017 after studying at Western University and l’Université Paris-Nanterre. Her principle field of research is in 20th century French fiction with a special emphasis on the Hebrew Bible and Jewish thought and philosophy in French literature and culture. Her doctoral work focuses specifically on the intersection between religion and crime fiction, and she is currently working on publishing her dissertation: The Biblical Detective: Daniel, “Belshazzar’s Feast”, and the Underground History of the Detective Novel ( Le détective biblique: Daniel, « Le festin de Balthazar » ou une histoire souterraine du roman policier ). She also specializes in the Québécois author, Andrée Maillet.