Dr. Tonia Tinsley, associate professor, had her sabbatical application approved for the spring of 2020. Tinsley will be taking the time to work on her book project (preliminary title: Céline, maître des lumières).
Louis-Ferdinand Céline, better known as simply “Céline,” is prolific French novelist, best known for his 1932 novel, Journey to the End of the Night.
Tinsley’s book project will “include a critical retrospective of my presentations and articles about Céline from 1994 to the present, along with reflections on different theoretical approaches that either worked, or didn’t, to resolve the conflicting impressions in the prose on representations and discourses associated with a feminine presence.”
“The overall scope will be to explain through these examples how one’s understanding and analyses of complex imagery and language matures,” she elaborated.
Tinsley was especially excited when this particular book project came her way.
She explained, “Céline is a pretty challenging author in more ways than one, but sometimes the challenge of his prose provides just that bit of intrigue that makes the reader want to turn another page.”
Tinsley’s work will be completely in French, as are all the works of Céline.