Suzanne Toczyski's Webpage
Office: Stevenson 3016G
Office Hours for Spring 2016:
Mondays, 4pm-5pm, Tuesdays, 1:30pm-3:30pm,
and by appointment Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Campus address: Modern Languages & Literatures,
Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Avenue,
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
French 101: First-Semester French - TTh Section (Freshman Learning Community)
French 102: Second-Semester French
French 201: Third-Semester French
French 202 : Oral French
French 300: Introduction to Literary Analysis & Critical Writing
French 314: French Caribbean Literatures-Writing Intensive Course (taught in English)
French 320 : France Yesterday
French 410: French Literature, from the Middle Ages to the Revolution
French 415: Special Topics in French Culture: Paris!
My recent research projects have included work on:
- St. François de Sales (1567-1622)
- contemporary Caribbean authors Gisèle Pineau and Patrick Chamoiseau
- the 17th-century French missionary Jean-Baptiste Labat
- food and drink in the 17th century
- 17th-century French theater (Pierre Corneille, Jean Racine)
- 17th-century French women's writing (Madeleine de Scudéry, Jacqueline Pascal, Gilberte Pascal)
- 17th-century moralists (Blaise Pascal)
- brief forays into work by Lilas Desquiron, Virginia Woolf, Camara Laye, Eugene O'Neill, Charles Baudelaire, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Choderlos de Laclos
For specific information on publications, book reviews, and conference talks, see my curriculum vitae.
The Bay Area Francophile List is a weekly calendar of cultural events of interest to francophones and francophiles in the San Francisco Bay Area, offering information on cinema, art, theater, music, converation groups, classes, etc., and servicing the entire San Francisco Bay Area.
To see the current and all archived editions of the BAFL, click here.
Subscription to the BAFL is free to anyone interested. To subscribe to the Bay Area Francophile List, go to: https://mailman.sonoma.edu/mailman/listinfo/baf-l or send an email to the editor, Suzanne Toczyski.
The California State University Foreign Language Council brings together representatives from language departments throughout the CSU twice yearly to discuss issues in language teaching throughout the system.
To access the list of members, constitution, etc., visit our website:
I am very happy to have served as editor of French 17: An Annual Bibliography of French 17th Century Studies from 2000 to 2008, and as a contributing editor from 1997-2000. Editorship of French 17 has now been passed to Dr. Stephen Shapiro at Bennington College in Vermont. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sonoma State University French Club invites all those interested in participating in French- and francophone-related activities (movies, theater outings, visits to restaurants, pique-niques, etc.) to join us. Contact the advisor (me), Suzanne Toczyski, for details.
To access an updated version of my curriculum vitae, click here.
- SSU Language Festival
- Camara Laye & L'enfant noir (un dossier pédagogique préparé par Christine Renaudin & Suzanne Toczyski)
- Information Competence in the Freshman Interest Group (with Karen Brodsky, Senior Librarian)