Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

O'Dowd Hall, Room 372
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(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 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 popular culture. Her current work focuses specifically on the intersection between religion and crime fiction and  examines the influence of the biblical episode "Belshazzar's Feast" on the mystery and detective fiction genre. She also specializes in the Québécois author, Andrée Maillet.