Kristina Roney Assistant Professor of French
Tucker Hall, Room 303
Kristina Roney returned to her passion for French literature following a career in finance and accounting. In addition to her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in French literature, she holds a Master’s of Taxation and maintains active licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Kristina leverages her diverse academic background by studying literature from an historical-economic perspective. Her monograph in-progress focuses on the 19th century and the Industrial Revolution, looking at the birth of modern finance through the literature of Honoré de Balzac.
Ph.D. University of Kansas
M.A. University of Kansas
MTAX Arizona State University
B.A. Lehigh University
French novel; 19th through 20th-century French literature; Honoré de Balzac; French for business purposes; Industrial Revolution; Economic history and finance; Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies.
Balzac & Money
Advent of the Arriviste
French for Business and Journalism
Invitation au voyage
Conversation et composition - Cours avancé
Intermediate French I & II / Advanced Intermediate French
“A Tale of Two Bankruptcies: César Birotteau and La Maison Nucingen.” The Balzac Review/Revue Balzac, Classiques Garnier, vol. 4, 2021, pp 197-213.
“The Bible and the Balance Sheet in Pilhes’s L’Imprécateur.” The French Review, vol. 91, no. 3, 2018, pp 110-23.
“Brooks, Peter. Balzac’s Lives.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies, vol. 50, no. 1-2, 2021.
“Éric Bordas, ed. Balzac et la langue.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies, vol. 49, no. 1-2, 2020.
“Owen Heathcote and Andrew Watts, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Balzac.” Chimères, vol. 34, 2020.