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Mary Donaldson-Evans

  • Elias Ahuja Professor Emerita

30 E. Main Street
103 Jastak-Burgess Hall
Newark, DE 19716

(302) 831-2592
Courses Taught


Mary Donaldson-Evans taught at the University of Delaware from 1969 until her retirement in 2011. Her field of specialization was 19th century French literature. Besides the literature and civilization courses, she most enjoyed teaching courses in phonetics and translation.

At Delaware, she was active at all levels, including serving as Chair of the Departmental Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Committees, Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women, Member of the A & S Promotion and Tenure Committee, etc. In addition to the University of Delaware Press editorial board, she served on several editorial boards for journals in her field.

In her retirement, Mary has prepared a scholarly edition of Maupassant’s Bel-Ami (1885), to be published by Garnier (Paris). She has also had several creative works (short stories, anecdotes and personal essays) published by The New York Times “Metropolitan Diary,” The Lowestoft Chronicle, grandmagazine.com, and Blizzard, the publication of the Army’s Tenth Mountain Division.


  • PhD University of Pennsylvania, 1975
  • M.A. University of Wisconsin, 1968
  • B.A. Marquette University, 1965


  • Madame Bovary at the Movies: Adaptation, Ideology, Context, Rodopi, 2009.
  • Medical Examinations. Dissecting the Doctor in French Narrative Prose (1857-1894), University of Nebraska Press, 2000
  • A Woman’s Revenge: The Chronology of Dispossession in Maupassant’s Fiction (French Forum Monographs, 1986)
  • Four co-edited books and numerous articles

Professional Activities:

  • Honors and Awards:
  • Named Professorship (Elias Ahuja), 2002
  • Outstanding Teacher in the College of Arts and Sciences, 1995
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for College Teachers, 1993-94
  • “Chevalier” in the Order of French Academic Palms, 1989
  • Excellence-in-Teaching Award, 1983

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