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Deborah Lynn McGrady

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of French Language and Literatures
Office location and address
359 New Cabell Hall
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Master of Arts (MA), University of California, Santa Barbara
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of California, Santa Barbara
Machaut in the Book
Source: Johns Hopkins University
July 01, 2011 – March 31, 2014
FREN 150: Special Topics in French
Special Topics in French.
COLA 1500: College Advising Seminars
Credits: 1
COLA courses are 1-credit seminars capped at 18 first-year students, all of whom are assigned to the instructor as advisees. They are topically focused on an area identified by the faculty member; they also include a significant advising component centered on undergraduate issues (e.g., choosing a major, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research, etc.). For detailed descriptions see http://college.as.virginia.edu/COLA
FREN 3028: Language House Conversation
Credits: 1
For students residing in the French House.
FREN 3032: Text, Image, Culture
Credits: 3
In this course, students will discover and engage critically with a broad sampling of French and Francophone cultural production representing a variety of periods, genres, approaches, and media. Students will read, view, write about and discuss a range of works that may include poetry, painting, prose, music, theater, films, graphic novels, photographs, essays, and historical documents. Prerequisite: FREN 3031.
MSP 3501: Exploring the Middle Ages
Credits: 3
Discussion and criticism of selected works of and on the period. Taught by different members of the medieval faculty.
FREN 3585: Topics in Cultural Studies
Credits: 3
Interdisciplinary seminar in French and Francophone culture and society. Topics vary annually and may include literature and history, cinema and society, and cultural anthropology. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
WGS 3814: Gender, Sexuality, Identity in Premodern France
Credits: 3
This course will explore religious, social, scientific and legal views on gender, sexuality and identity that may extend from medieval through early modern Europe with an emphasis on the French tradition. Readings will include literary texts and cultural documents as well as current scholarship on questions of sexuality, gender, and identity politics
FREN 4585: Advanced Topics in Cultural Studies
Credits: 3
Advanced seminar in French and Francophone literature and culture. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit for different topics. Prerequisite: At least one literature or culture course beyond FREN 3032.
FREN 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 3
Normally, only French majors may enroll in this course and only by written permission from the department chair prior to the end of the first week of classes.
FREN 5510: Topics in Medieval Literature
Credits: 3
Topics may include genres (romance, poetry, hagiography, chanson de geste, allegory), themes (love, war, nature), single authors (Chrétien de Troyes, Machaut) and cultural and literary issues (gender, religion, authorship, rewritings).
FREN 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Independent Study
FREN 8510: Seminar in Medieval Literature
Credits: 3
Topics may include genres (romance, poetry, hagiography, chanson de geste, allegory), themes (love, war, nature), single authors (Chrétien de Troyes, Machaut) and cultural and literary issues (gender, religion, authorship, rewritings).
FREN 8993: Independent Study
Credits: 3
Independent Study
FREN 9999: Dissertation Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.

2011-2013 Andrew Mellon Foundation Grant for “Machaut in the Book: Representations of Authorship in Late Medieval Manuscripts.”

2010-2011 Gould Foundation Fellowship, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle, North Carolina

2002 – 2003 Mellon Fellowship, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

1997 – 1999 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University