Renée Kingcaid

Faculty Profiles

Renée Kingcaid

Professor (Emerita)
Modern Languages



PhD, The Ohio State University
MA, The Ohio State University
BA, Ohio Dominican College

Research Interests 

  • Narrative prose, particularly the novel in French
  • Psychoanalytic theory, particularly as it informs how we tell stories
  • French philosopher and feminist Simone de Beauvoir
  • French novelist Rachilde (Marguerite Emery-Vallette)
  • French fin-de-siècle (19th to 20th) history, culture and literature

Courses Recently Taught 

  • MLFR 111: Intermediate French I
  • MLFR 112: Intermediate French II
  • MLFR 304: French language and reading II
  • MLFR 305: Advanced French composition
  • MLFR 306: Advanced French conversation
  • MLFR 440: Contemporary France
  • MLFR 457: 20th century French novel
  • HUST 463: Colloq III: early-modern literature
  • HUST 464: Colloquium IV

Professional Experience 

  • Dijon, France, Saint Mary's College study abroad program, founder and on-campus director, 2002-2012
  • Published fiction and scholarly writer, currently engaged in writing a memoir
  • Sunset Coast Writers, active member engaged in the production of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and plays

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • Neurosis and Narrative: The Decadent Short Fiction of Proust, Rachilde, and Lorrain. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Press, 1992.