Dr. Myriam Krepps joined the PSU faculty in August 2001 as an Assistant Professor of French. She is originally from Toulouse, France, and is married to ceramic artist Gregory Krepps. Although from France, Dr. Krepps does feel a strong attachment to St. Louis where she lived during her first thirteen years in the United States. Dr. Krepps was the recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award for the College of Arts & Sciences at Pittsburg State University
Education and Certifications
Ph. D. in French Language and Literature, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
M.A., in French Literature, Washington University-St. Louis.
Licence d’anglais, Université de Toulouse le Mirail.
Interests, Publications and Presentations
Dr. Krepps enjoys reading mystery / murder novels, and watching “slice of life” movies. She also enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling. Gregory (her husband) takes a large part of her time; she enjoys being at a pit-firing, the opening of a kiln, or an art-fair. She participates in the radish-growing contest held yearly in the Spring by a group of artists (thanks to her husband), and is a proud winner of the Nixon Award for the ugliest radish in 2001!
Enhancing Reading Through Writing to Learn Strategies: WL Assignments in French and Spanish ‘Readings in Literature and Civilization I.’ Writing-Across-the-Curriculum News. WAC News, Academic Affairs No. 16. Pittsburg State University: Spring 2007. 3-5. “Stylistics of the Poetic Text: Reading Visual Elements.” 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities Proceedings (Digital—CD publication only). Honolulu, Hawaii: 2007. 2784-95. “French Identity, French Heroes: From Vercingétorix to Vatel.” 35th European Studies Conference 2010 proceedings. Online publication only: http://www.unomaha.edu/esc/proceedings.htm. Article in Lire Rimbaud. Approches critiques. Hommages à James R. Lawler.
Forthcoming publication: “‘With a jeer I answered:’ Laughter and Sneering in Rimbaud’s Poetry. ” At Whom Are We Laughing?: Humor in Romance Language Literatures, Hofstra University Conference Proceedings: Spring 2013.