Dr. Chris Foley

Associate Professor of Modern Languages

Dr. Chris Foley

ccfollet@liberty.edu
(434) 582-2457

Biography

Dr. Chris Foley has taught at Liberty University since 1995.  Before coming to Liberty, Dr. Foley taught French Immersion and Spanish at every level, from elementary school through high school to university, in Canada.  In the U.S., he has taught French and Spanish at Lynchburg University, George Mason University and Central Virginia Community College.  He has also worked as a technical translator of French and Spanish for more than 14 years.

Degrees

Ph.D. in French, University of Manitoba
M.A. in French, University of Manitoba
M.A. in Spanish, George Mason
B.Ed. in Fench Immersion and Spanish, Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface
B.A. in French and English, University of Saskatchewan

Publications and Presentations

Dissertations and Publications
"Don Quijote: un análisis de sus síntomas esquizofrénicos." MA Thesis George Mason U, 2005. Print.
Baudelaire, traducteur de Poe: précurseur de la traduction moderne. Diss. U of Manitoba, 1998. Winnipeg: UM, 1998. Print.
Molière, juge du système judiciaire de son temps. MA Thesis U of Manitoba, 1985. Winnipeg: UM, 1985. Print.
"La casada infiel de Garcia Lorca: una explicación del texto." Hispanic Culture Review. 10(2004) 43-52. Print.
"The Struggle between heaven and hell for the soul of Arthur Rimbaud in Une Saison en enfer." Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages. 9(2008) 49-60. Print.

Presentations
"García Lorca's Yerma: The Quest for Love is Empty, the Verdict is Guilty." The 2009 National Conference of the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, Baton Rouge, LA. February 12, 2009.
"Cervantes' errant knight: his schizophrenic behavior." The 2009 National Conference of the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, Baton Roug, LA. February 13, 2009.
"Baudelaire: traducteur du vernaculaire noir du Sud américain." The Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, Furman University, Greenville, SC. October 8, 2009.
"Don Quijote: un análisis de sus sintomas esquizofrénicos." The Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, Furman University, Greenville, SC. October 8, 2009.

Teaching and Research Interests

Translation
Seventeenth and Nineteenth-Century French Literature
Dramatic Literature of El Siglo de Oro
Molière, Voltaire, Maupassant and Zola
Cervantes and Lorca