Director of the Center for Writing and Tutoring Resources
B.A., Lebanon Valley College
M.A., Pennsylvania State University
Beth earned her B.A. in English and French (LVC) and her M.A. in American Studies (PSU). Her first publication, “Saint-Ybars,” is an English translation of Alfred Mercier’s book “L’Habitation Saint-Ybars” (1881). Mercier, a Creole author who published his works exclusively in French, hoped to preserve the already-fading francophone culture in Louisiana. This novel explores the politics of race, gender, and language in 19th-century New Orleans. Beth has taught introductory-level writing courses as well as American and world literature courses.
Mercier, A. (2015). Saint-Ybars (E. Julian Trans.). Shreveport, La.: Centenary College of Louisiana Press.