Astrid Heyer

Assistant Professor

905 688 5550 x5406
Office: GLNA-264

State Examination French/English Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Ph.D. French Literature University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

My main area of interest focusses on the fictional works of Georges Bernanos, in particular the author’s depiction of women.  Lately, I have also become interested in the Catholic writer’s representation of suicide.   I am extending my comparative studies on the suicide theme in Georges Bernanos’ fictional writings as well as Stefan Zweig’s literary œuvre.

“The Christian View of Maritain and Bernanos”, The Chesterton Review . XV, no  4, vol.  XVI, no 1, November, 1989, February, 1990. pp. 557-567.

” Sous le soleil de Satan . Une structure dénaturée”, Revue des  Lettres Modernes 1039-
1044(1991), «Etudes bernanosiennes» 20: 7-20.

A Critical Bibliography of French Literature.  The Nineteenth Century .  In Two Parts.  Edited by David Baguley.  Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1994. (Contribution to Chapter XXXVIII: entries on female novelists: Juliette Adam, Marie Bashkirtseff, la comtesse de Ségur née Sophie Rostopchine)

“The Bernanosian Metamorphosis of Blanche de La Force”, Renascence. Essays on Values in Literature . XLVIII, no 1, Fall 1995, pp. 25-35.

Article on Henri Massis for Encyclopedia of the Essay , London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998, pp. 543-545.

La femme dans le monde imaginaire de Georges Bernanos . New York: Peter Lang Inc., 1999.

Article on Henri Massis for the Encyclopedia of Modern French Thought.  New York: Routledge Reference, Taylor and Francis Books, Inc., March 2004, p. 465-467.

“Suicide in the Fiction of Georges Bernanos and Stefan Zweig: The Death of Two Female Adolescents” Christianity and Literature, Vol. 56, No. 3, Spring 2007.

  • FREN 1F00 (Introductory French I)
  • FREN 1F50 (Introductory French II)
  • FREN 1F90 (Intermediate French)
  • FREN 2F00 (Grammar and Composition)
  • FREN 3P03 (Composition and Stylistics)