Joyce O. Lowrie received her Ph.D. at Yale University, and has taught French language and literature at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut since that time. She has received various honors, including a Fulbright Grant, a National Endowment for the Humanitites Grant, a Camargo Foundation Grant at Cassis, France, a Wesleyan Project Grant, and support for projects, publications, and research travel from the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Fund at Wesleyan University. She has published “A Violent Mystique” (Droz), a biography of André Pieyre de Mandiargues in Literature in the 20th Century (Frederick Ungar Publishing Company), a chapter on Mandiargues in The Fantastic in World Literature and the Arts (Greenwood Press), numerous articles on 19th and 20th century French authors in refereed journals. Her translations of poems by Mandiargues, José Luis Cuevas, and others have appeared in The Poetry Review and other journals. She has spent many years in France doing research, primarily on 19th and 20th-century French literature, teaching and directing Wesleyan University’s Program in Paris.