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About Mort Guiney

Mortimer M. Guiney joined the faculty of Kenyon College in 1987, after completing his Ph.D. dissertation in comparative literature on early twentieth-century theories of the novel. Since then, his research has focused primarily on the relationship between literature, education and the State in nineteenth-and twentieth-century France. His book on that subject, Teaching the Cult of Literature in the French Third Republic, was published by Palgrave Macmillan Press.
Guiney has chaired the modern languages and literatures department on two occasions for a total of four years, and has also served as director of Kenyon's intensive language program (KILM), as well as chair of the Kenyon faculty. He is married to Amy Mock, an occupational health and safety specialist, and they have two daughters, Zoe and Kate.


Present Professor of French, Kenyon College

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Ascension Hall 027