Thierry Boucquey

Thierry Boucquey

Professor of French & Humanities

Department: French Studies

Office Address: Balch 201

Office Hours: T W 5:10-6:10pm

Email: thierry.boucquey@scrippscollege.edu

Academic History

  • Ph.D., French from the University of California, Irvine, with minors in English and Dutch/Flemish Medieval and Renaissance Drama
  • M.A., French from the University of California, Irvine
  • B.A., Romance Philology from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, with minors in Spanish and Philosophy
  • A.A., Romance Philology from the Saint Ignatius University, Antwerp, Belgium

Areas of Expertise

Specialty in the field of French Medieval, Renaissance and Seventeenth Century Drama. Interest in theater, translation, Business French, and Japanese kyogen. Expertise in Foreign Language Acquisition Pedagogy.

Languages

  • Dutch/Flemish: native fluency.
  • English: native fluency
  • French: native fluency.
  • Spanish: near native fluency.
  • Japanese: intermediate command.
  • German: intermediate command.
  • Chinese: low intermediate proficiency.
  • Thai: advanced beginner proficiency.
  • Italian: reading and auditory proficiency.
  • Afrikaans: reading and auditory proficiency.
  • Portuguese: reading and auditory proficiency.
  • Latin: reading proficiency.
  • Classical Greek: elementary reading proficiency.

Personal Interests

Travel, reading, exercise, competing in Masters Track and Field, and refereeing AYSO soccer.

Selected Research and Publications

Books

  • Mirages de la farce: Fête des fous, Bruegel et Molière. Purdue University Monographs in Romance Languages series no. 33. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1991.
  • Six Medieval French Farces. Translated with an Introduction and Commentary by Thierry Boucquey. Mediaeval Studies series Volume 11. Lewiston, New York / Queenston, Canada / Lampeter, United Kingdom: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1999.
  • Encyclopedia of World Writers: Beginnings through the 13th Century. Thierry Boucquey, General Editor. Facts On File Library of World Literature. New York: Facts On File. 2005.
  • Encyclopedia of World Writers: 14th through the 18th Centuries. Thierry Boucquey, General Editor. Facts On File Library of World Literature. New York: Facts On File. 2005.
  • 100 Games and Activities for the Introductory Foreign Language Classroom. New York: Eye On Education/Routledge. 2007. In collaboration with six Scripps College Humanities Core 3 students, and supported by a Mellon Foundation Grant. Approximately 5000 copies sold as of April 2014.
  • Les Royaumes dorés. Un Roman de Terry Stanfill. Traduit par Thierry Boucquey. Los Angeles: Story Merchant Books. 2012.
  • The Micro Wisdom of a CEO by Wang Yafei. Thierry Boucquey, English-Language Editor. Hefei: Anhui Publishing Group. 2012.
  • In press: La Grammaire du Tinrin. Traduction par Thierry Boucquey de Tinrin Grammar de Midori Osumi. Nouméa: Académie des Langues Kanak. Collection Chemins des Cultures. 2014. 412 pp.
  • In press: Jean Gallotti, Moorish Houses and Gardens of Morocco. 1924. Translated by Thierry Boucquey. Santa Barbara: Knoll Publishers. 2014.

Articles, Book Reviews, and Translations

  • "Une farce au crible discursif: Pathelin fou du récit, Le Moyen Français 19 (1986) : 79 91.
  • "Bruegel, intertexte fou de la farce: Chorégraphie de 'La Fête des fous' et "Dulle Griet". Word and Image 5 (1989): 252 259.
  • "Vessel of Madness: Bosch's 'Haywayn' as Farcical 'Intercomposition'". Fifteenth Century Studies 16 (1990): 43-57.
  • Collaboration with Professor Albert R. Rice on the translation portion of his article "The Musical Instrument Collection of Michiel van Bolhuis (1764)". Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society 18 (1992): 5-21.
  • Chorégraphie cadavérique: La Fabrica de Vésale et le monde à l’envers". Continuum 5 (1993): 1-14.
  • Collaboration with Professor Kyoko Kurita on a comparison of the original Dutch text of Pieter Harting’s A.D. 2065 and its English translation and interpretation of their variations for her “Miraiki no Jidai” article in Bungaku 9 (4), (Tokyo, 1998): 27-38, as well as her Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies article.
  • “Editor’s Foreword .” Pacific Coast Philology 36. Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (San Francisco: Logos Press:), 2001.
  • Collaboration with Professor Michael Winkelman on the translation portion of his “Working in the York Plays” article in Mediaevalia, 2001.
  • “When Pathelin Meets Taro Kaja: French Farce and Japanese Kyogen – Preliminary Findings”. In Annals of The Institute For Comparative Studies of Culture 63 (Tokyo: The Institute for Comparative Studies of Culture, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University), 2002. 105-121.
  • “Beyond The IQ and SAT: Teaching to The Whole Person.” Presidential Address delivered at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association at Santa Clara University. Pacific Coast Philology 27. San Francisco: Logos Press, 2002.
  • Collaboration with Professor Albert R. Rice , Curator of the Fiske Museum, on the translation portion of his new book The Clarinet in the Classical Period. Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • “Jean de la Fontaine.” Article entry in Encyclopedia of World Writers: 14th through the 18th Centuries. New York: Facts On File, 2005. 148-49.
  • “Molière.” Article entry in Encyclopedia of World Writers: 14th through the 18th Centuries. New York: Facts On File, 2005. 189-92.
  • A book-article entitled “Proverbial Farce and Farcical Proverbs: Frans Hogenberg’s Blue Cloak as Icon for the Upside-Down World of Farce” in Contez me tout. Mélanges de langue et littérature médiévales offerts à Herman Braet. Réunis par Catherine Bel, Pascale Dumont, Frank Willaert. Louvain – Paris- Dudley, MA : Editions Peeters, Collection La République des Lettres 28. 2006. 19-37.
  • “Published Book at Scripps College Spurs School District to Mull New Program.” Vignette in CUR (Council on Undergraduate Research) Quarterly, Vol. 29, Number 4, 33. 2009.
  • “French Farce Characters’ Nipponese Cousins: A Primer on Japanese Kyogen.” Pacific Coast Philology Vol. 46, 1-12. Fall 2011.
  • A book-article entitled “Les Cousins nippons de Pathelin.” In a Festschrift for Michel Rousse entitled Le Jeu et l'accessoire. Mélanges en l'honneur du professeur Michel Rousse. Paris: Classiques Garnier No. 20, 231-248. 2012.
  • Forthcoming : “Saving the Tinrin Language” A book-article in Annals of The Institute For Comparative Studies of Culture 69 (Tokyo: The Institute for Comparative Studies of Culture, Tokyo Woman’s Christian University), 2014.

Awards and Honors

  • President of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA, the Western branch of the MLA). Year 2010 term.
  • Inclusion in the Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World. 2010 and subsequent editions.
  • My book “Mirages de la Farce” was featured in Broadcast 20 of the CKIA FM 88.3 Radio Station in Québec City on Feb 10, 2010.
  • Inclusion in the Marquis’ Who’s Who in America. 2010 and subsequent editions.
  • Editorial board member of Pacific Coast Philology, a peer-reviewed publication of PAMLA, the Western branch of the MLA. 2008-2010
  • Recipient of the Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Achievement Award for excellence in research. Scripps College, 2007.
  • Inclusion in Empire Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals, 2006.
  • Recipient of the Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Achievement Award for excellence in Service to the college. Scripps College, 2004.
  • Recipient of the Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Achievement Award for excellence in research. Scripps College, 2002.
  • Named General Editor of the new encyclopedia World Writers to 1800 – Masters and Masterpieces, which was published in New York by Facts on File, 2005.
  • President of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA, the Western branch of the MLA). Year 2001 term.
  • Recipient of the Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Achievement Award for excellence in teaching. Scripps College, 2001.
  • Inclusion in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2000 and subsequent editions.
  • Recipient of the Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Achievement Award for excellence in service to the college. Scripps College, 2000.
  • Recipient of the Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Achievement Award for excellence in teaching. Scripps College, 1999.
  • Named Sister City Ambassador for the City of Huntington Beach to the City of Anjo, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. 1998.
  • Recipient of the Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Achievement Award for excellence in research. Scripps College, 1998.
  • Elected to the Executive Committee of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. 1994-1996 term.
  • Recipient of the Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Achievement Award for excellence in research. Scripps College, 1992.
  • Recipient of the Mary Wig Johnson Faculty Achievement Award for excellence in teaching. Scripps College, 1990.
  • Olympic Ambassador to Belgium for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee at the 1984 Summer Games. February through August 1984. Duties: managing the Belgian Envoy Team, hosting the Belgian Olympic Delegation, supervising protocol procedures, interpreting, V.I.P. stewardship, andwalking in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies with the Belgian team.
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. University of California, Irvine. 1983 84. Graduate Student Representative at U.C. Irvine. 1981 82, 82 83 and 83 84.
  • Class President of the Romance Philology Department at Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 1972 73.

Sports Honors

  • Iowa State Track and Field Champion 50 and 220 yards dash. Silver medal 100 yards dash. 1969.
  • Iowa State High School record holder 50 yards dash indoor (5.6 sec.). 1969.
  • Iowa State High School record holder 220 yards dash (22.0 sec.). 1969.
  • Belgian Junior Champion 100 meters dash. 1970.
  • Member, Belgian National Track & Field Team. 1970-74.
  • Participant, European Indoor Track and Field Championships 60 meters in a personal record 6.99 seconds, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1973.
  • Participant, World Junior Olympics, Moscow, Soviet Union, 1973.
  • Gold Medalist, European Championships FISEC League 100 meters in a personal record 10.32 seconds. Haarlem, Netherlands, 1974.
  • Finisher, Los Angeles Marathon, 1987.
  • 12th place and Semi-Finalist, World Championships Masters' Track and Field 100 meters, Turku, Finland, 1991.
  • 5th place (100 meters), and 8th place (200 meters), U.S. Masters' Championships, Spokane, Washington, 1992.
  • Gold Medalist 60 meters, U.S. Championships Masters' Indoor Track and Field, Bozeman, Montana,1993.
  • 14th place and Semi-Finalist, World Championships Masters' Track and Field 100 meters, Miyazaki, Japan, 1993.
  • 5th place, U.S. Masters' Indoor Track and Field Championships 60 meters, Boston, 2001.
  • 8th place and Finalist, World Championships Masters' Track and Field 100 meters. Brisbane, Australia, 2001.
  • Gold Medalist 4x100 meter relay, World Championships Masters' Track and Field. Brisbane, Australia, 2001.
  • AYSO Region 143 Soccer Referee of the Year, 2003.
  • Gold Medalist 100 and 200 meters, China National Masters Track and Field Championships. Dongying, Shandong Province, China, 2005.
  • Bronze Medalist 60 meters, World Championships Indoor Masters Track and Field, Linz, Austria, 2006.
  • 20-time All-American Masters Track & Field rank for 60 and 100 meters (1991-98, 2001-02, 2006-08, 2011-12).

Biography

Born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium, Thierry Boucquey received his B.A. in Romance Philology from the University of Louvain, Belgium, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in French from the University of California, Irvine. He is Professor of French Studies and Humanities at Scripps College in the Claremont University Consortium since 1986, and was Associate Dean of Faculty from 2006 to 2012. He has published Mirages de la farce (1991), Six Medieval French Farces (1999), 100 Games and Activities for the Introductory Foreign Language Classroom (2007), and Les Royaumes dorés (2012), was the General Editor of two volumes of the Encyclopedia of World Writers (2005), contributed chapters to books, and published numerous articles in scholarly journals. He teaches French language, French Literature and Culture, Foreign Language and Culture Pedagogy, and has a California State Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. He is multilingual, volunteers as an advanced soccer referee, and competes as a sprinter on the international level in Master's track and field.

Courses Taught

  • FRENCH 22: Intensive Introductory French
  • FRENCH 44: Advanced French
  • FRENCH 106: The French Business World and its Language
  • FRENCH 107: Headline News
  • FRENCH 130/131: French Theater from Text to Stage
  • FRENCH 122: French Women Writers
  • FRENCH 141: Medieval French Literature, Culture, and Language
  • CORE 3: Foreign Language & Culture Teaching Clinic

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