Richard J. Gray II
B.A. from Eastern Michigan University
M.A. from Purdue University
Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin
Richard J. Gray II is visiting associate professor of French at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. His fields of study include interdisciplinary approaches to French literary studies, Post-colonial studies, and Francophone studies. He is editor of The Performance Identities of Lady Gaga: Critical Essays (Jefferson: McFarland and Co., 2012) and co-editor (with Betty Kaklamanidou) of Film and Television Superheroes in the New Millennium: Politics, Gender and Genre (Jefferson: McFarland and Co., 2011). He is also the author of “Painting Violence in La Francophonie: Chaïm Soutine, the Animal Still Life, and Raw Meat,” International Journal of Francophone Studies 16:4 (forthcoming - 2013), “Moving Beyond the Margins: Identity Fragmentation in Visual Representation in Michel Tournier’s La Goutte d’or” in Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture 2 (2012), “A Matter of Fundamentals: Sound and Silence in the Radio Drama of Samuel Beckett.” Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução10/11 (2011), and “Performing War: Vichyite Ideology from Across the Sea in Camille Morel’s poetic radio dramatic work ‘France!..Présent!.. Poème épique Radiophonique et Théâtral en un acte et deux tableaux’,” InterCulture 5:3 (2008).