Ph.D. French Literature, Vanderbilt University
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Dr. Steve Dock has his PhD in French from Vanderbilt University where he wrote a dissertation about authentic costuming for the plays of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière. He published his dissertation as a book with Slatkine in Geneva, Switzerland in 1992. For several years, he was the secretary of the Interdisciplinary Society for French Seventeenth-Century Studies which met at different universities throughout the US and the rest of the world. Since then, he has apprenticed with the cabinet maker Paul Gianino in Greenville. He has a facsimile copy of the famous, definitive 18th-century work on cabinetmaking by Roubo, parts of which he intends to translate into English. At East Carolina University, he has also become an organ minor, studying with Mr. Colin Andrews. In addition to French 1001-1004, he has taught grammar, phonetics, French literature of the Renaissance through the 19th-century, French for reading, and French culture. In the photo, you see him, his great nephew Boden, and our much-regretted Bouvier des Flandres, Nessie.
1992. Costume and Fashion in the Plays of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière: A Seventeenth-Century Pespective. Editions Slatkine.