B.A., Kansas State University, 1979; M.A., Kansas State University, 1981; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1990) Hope joined the faculty in 1990 and is currently Associate Professor of French. Her research areas are nineteenth- and early twentieth-century fiction; in recent years she has focused on Belle Epoque novels by women. Recent articles have appear in Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Modern Language Notes, Romance Notes, Women in French Studies, and Modern Drama. Hope served as review editor of the Literary History & Criticism rubric in the premier journal for French studies, The French Review, from 2002-2010. She regularly publishes book reviews for several journals. She was Vice Chair of the department for four years. She received the Fulbright College Master Teacher award in 1994, the Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor award in 2006, and the University of Arkansas Faculty Gold Medal for mentoring in 2012.