Aurora Wolfgang

aurorawg@msu.edu
(517) 884-6331

B-351 Wells Hall

FacultyRomance and Classical Studies

Professor
French

Biography

Aurora Wolfgang is a Professor of French specializing in 17th- and 18th- century literature.  She is author of Gender and Voice in the French Novel: 1730-1782 and co-editor and translator of Jacques Du Bosc’s L’Honnête Femme: The Socially Respectable Woman (1632-36, Selections) and New Collection of Letters by Contemporary Women (1635). In addition, she has published articles on early modern women writers (Sévigné, Villedieu, Villeneuve, Graffigny, Riccoboni, Staël), gender politics, salon culture, and questions of style. She is currently working on an introduction and translation of the original version of La Belle et la Bête (1740) by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve, who was part of the second vogue of women fairy-tale writers publishing in mid-eighteenth century France.

Degree: PhD, 1993, New York University

Research Interest: 17th- and 18th- century novel, women writers, translation, gender politics, fairy tales, salon culture

University News

Professor Receives Award for Scholarly Edition in Translation
Published January 4, 2021 in College of Arts & Letters
Professor Aurora Wolfgang Aurora Wolfgang, Professor of French in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies, has received the 2020 Award for a Scholarly Edition in Translation from the…Read now »
College Welcomes New Faculty
Published September 9, 2016 in College of Arts & Letters
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This fall, the College of Arts & Letters welcomes many new faculty members, including 11 who are either tenured or in the tenure system. Those faculty members include: Cara…Read now »