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Begin­ning in the 1980s while we were grad­u­ate stu­dents at Emory Uni­ver­sity in Atlanta, Geor­gia, we often shared apart­ments in France, a prac­tice that our com­pat­i­bil­ity and friend­ship led us to con­tinue through the 1990s and to the present day. While most Amer­i­can grad­u­ate stu­dents of that gen­er­a­tion tended to stay in Paris, we were a bit unusual in that we chose to work in the provinces, Gayle in Nor­mandy, land of cows and hard cider, and Annette, really, all over France, espe­cially in Picardy, Langue­doc, and the Loire Val­ley. Read Full Biographies

Book Talks, Events, and News

April 27, 2014
Annette Finley-Croswhite's thoughts on Yom HaShoah
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April 9, 2014
Students' Experiences from Holocaust Trip
ODU Study Abroad Students to Share Experiences from “Paris/Auschwitz” Holocaust Trip
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
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March 26, 2014
Brunelle and Finley-Croswhite win awards from their universities!
Gayle K. Brunelle won the "2014 Faculty Teaching Recognition Award" from California State University, Fullerton.
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Annette Finley-Croswhite won the "2014 Kate Broderick Faculty Award for Excellence in Promoting Educational Accessibility," from Old Dominion University.

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Saturday, February 08, 2014
West Coast Writers’ Conference Genre - LA conference
Gayle K. Brunelle will speak on two panels at the Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference:
  • Be Your Own Detective - How to Research A Crime Novel
  • Historical Fiction vs Historical Romance: Defining Your Story
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Alliance Francaise de Pasadena

Dr. Gayle Brunelle, reading from the introduction of "Murder in the Metro"
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Western Society for French History

  • Terrorism and the Hard Edge of the French Right in France, 1936-1942
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  • Collaborating to Kill: Vichy and the Mouvement Social Révolutionnaire in the Assassination of Marx Dormoy
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Pedagogies of Change: Academics and Engagement in the French History Classroom and Beyond