Log In

Paula Ruth Gilbert Edit Profile

also known as Lewis


Paula Ruth Gilbert, women's studies and French & francophone culture educator. Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1967-1968, American Council Education fellow, 1984-1985, Faculty Research fellow National Endowment for the Humanities, 2000-2001; Canada Studies Faculty grantee, 1984, 87, 92, 2000; recipient Teaching Excellence award George Mason University, 1999, David King award, 2010.


Gilbert, Paula Ruth was born on July 29, 1945 in Providence. Daughter of Louis Noah and Anne (Goldberg) Gilbert.


Bachelor, New York University, 1967. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1973.


Professor French and Quebec literature, Howard U., Washington, 1973-1985;associate dean College Arts and Sciences, professor French, George Mason U., Fairfax, Virginia, 1985-1987;dean College Arts and Sciences, professor French, George Mason U., 1987-1991;professor French, Canadian and women's studies, George Mason U., Fairfax, Virginia, since 1991. Consultant in field; evaluator Canada Council, Ottawa, Ontario, National Endowment for Humanities. Member edit board Quebec Studies, since 1986.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Aesthetics of Stéphane Mallarmé, 1976, The Literary Vision of Gabrielle Roy, 1984, Violence and the Female Imagination: Quebec's Women Writers Re-Frame Gender in North American Cultures, 2006. Editor: Traditionalism, Nationalism and Feminism, 1985. Co-editor: Women Writing in Quebec: Essays in Honor of Jeanne Kissner, 2000, Doing Gender: Franco-Canadian Women Writers of the 1990s, 2001, Violence and Gender: An Interdisciplinary Reader, 2004, Transatlantic Passages: Literary and Cultural Relations between Quebec and Francophone Europe, 2010, Confronting Global Gender Justice: Women's Lives, Human Rights, 2010.

      Member editorial board: Quebec Studies, since 1986. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Modern Language Association, Association Teachers French, American Council Quebec Studies (treasurer 1981-1987), American Canada Academy Deans, Association Canada Studies in the United States (executive county), Virginia Association Female Executives (member of advisory board), American Council on Exercise Council Fellows, Womens Caucus Moder Langs., Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, piano, hiking, travel, cooking.


Married (divorced 1991). 1 child, Meredith Gilbert Lewis. Married Michael Randy Gabel.

Louis Noah Gilbert

Anne (Goldberg) Gilbert


Michael Randy Gabel.

Meredith Gilbert Lewis Gilbert