- Ph.D., M.A., Columbia University, French and Romance Philology, 2012, 2004
- M.A., Middlebury College, French Language and Civilization, 2001
- B.A., Connecticut College, English and French, 1999
Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature and culture, with an emphasis on gender and theater and drama studies.
Core I: Histories of the Present. Truth (2019-2021)
- Banned in France
- Comedy in the Age of Louis XIV
- Theater and Revolution
- Introduction to French and Francophone Studies
- Intermediate French
- Advanced French: French Food Cultures
Selected Research and Publications
Gender and Religious Life in French Revolutionary Drama, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (formerly SVEC) (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, November 2018), ISBN 0435-2866.
Special Journal Issue
Guest Co-Editor, with Michael Meere "Replaying the Francophone Early Modern in the Twenty-First Century," L’Esprit Créateur 62.2 (Summer 2022).
Articles and Book Chapter
“Replaying the Early Modern Francophone,” Introduction for Special Issue on "Replaying the Francophone Early Modern in the Twenty First Century" L’Esprit Créateur 62.2 (Summer 2022): 1-14.
"Between Play and Ritual: Profane Masquerade in the French Revolution." Modes of Play in Eighteenth-Century France, ed. Fayçal Falaky and Reginald McGinnis (Bucknell University Press, Scènes francophones Series (Rutgers University Press, 2021), ISBN 9781684483419.
"The Stage Against the Scaffold: French Adaptations of George Lillo’s The London Merchant." Early Modern French Studies 42.2 (2020).
"False Frocks: Charles IX and the Debate on Catholic Costume in French Revolutionary Theater." Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research, vol. 29, issue 1 (Summer 2014).
Book Reviews and Interview
Interview with Lucie Tiberghien (with Michael Meere), “Molière in the Park,” for "Replaying the Francophone Early Modern in the Twenty-First Century, " L’Esprit Créateur 62.2 (Summer 2022).
Solicited review of Logan Connors, The Emergence of a Theatrical Science of Man in France, 1660—1740. Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, 2020), Research in Eighteenth-Century and Restoration Theater. Forthcoming.
Solicited review of Julia Douthwaite, Antionette Sol, and Catriona Seth, eds. Approaches to Teaching the French Revolution (Modern Language Association, 2019), Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Issue 50, no. 3-4 (Spring-Summer 2022).
Solicited review of Yann Robert, Dramatic Justice. Trial by Theater in the Age of the French Revolution (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018) Theatre Journal (Spring 2021).
Solicited review of Lauren Clay, Stagestruck: The Business of Theatre in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies (Cornell University Press, 2013). Theatre Survey, vol. 56, issue 3 (Summer 2015).
Selected Presentations at Professional Association Meetings (since 2017)
Co-Panelist, "Tropical Medicine in Bernardin de Saint-Pierre’s Paul et Virginie." International Conference on Romanticism, Santa Barbara, California, upcoming October 2022.
Co-Panelist, “Revealing Practices: Early Modern Replays in Contemporary Performance and Scholarship,” Association des Études françaises et francophones d’Irlande, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland (Online Panel) October 2021.
Co-Panelist, "Repurposing the Wars of Religion: Voltaire’s ‘Fanaticism,’ Then and Now," Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, (ACLA), Online conference, April 2021.
"Anticlerical Masquerade in the French Revolution," Annual Meeting of the Southern Humanities Council, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, January 2020.
Panelist, "State of the Discipline: Eighteenth-Century French and Francophone Theatre Studies/ État des lieux: études théâtrales du dix-huitième siècle (espaces francophones)." Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), Orlando, Florida, March 2018.
"Expecting the Unexpected in Sentimental Drama." Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY, April 2016.
Panelist, "History Through Literary Eyes." Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association (MLA), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, January 2015.
Selected Special Seminars and Invited Presentations (since 2015)
Moderator/Discussant for Book Talk, The Emergence of a Theatrical Science of Man in Eighteenth-Century France by Logan Connors, Society for Eighteenth-Century French Studies Online Conversation Series, March 2021.
"Finding Religion in the Registers." Early Modern Theatre Practices and the Digital Archive: The Comédie-Française Registers Project," Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Harvard University, May 2016.
"Real and Virtual Collaboration: Molière in Performance." Alliance for the Advancement of the Liberal Arts Conference Workshop, “Blended Learning Approaches to Teaching Early Modern France in a Liberal Arts Context," Wellesley College, October 2015.
"After Terror and Pity: Awful Discoveries in Eighteenth-Century French Drama." International Seminar for Early Career Eighteenth-Century Scholars, Amsterdam, Holland, July 2015.
Panels Organized and Chaired (since 2017)
"Romantic Toxicities," Panel Co-Chair, International Conference on Romanticism, Santa Barbara, California, upcoming October 2022.
"Changing Identities in Revolutionary and Post-revolutionary France,” Panel Chair, International Congress on the Enlightenment, International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2019.
"How Brains Work," 18th-Century French Forum Panel Chair, Annual Meeting of the MLA, Chicago, IL, January 2019.
"Fake News in the Eighteenth Century," 18th-Century French Forum Panel Chair, Annual Meeting of the MLA, New York, New York, January 2018.
"In Debt: Credit, Indebtedness, and Financial Injury," 18th-Century French Forum Panel Chair, Annual Meeting of the MLA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 2017.
Awards and Honors
Mary W. Johnson Faculty Achievement Award for Research in 2018-2019 academic year
International Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies Early Career Fellowship, Amsterdam, NL, summer 2015
Participant, Mellon School for Theater and Performance Studies, Harvard University, summer 2014
Whiting Foundation Fellowship, for travel to France, Columbia University, 2007–2008
Pensionnaire étrangère / Research affiliate, École normale supérieure, Paris, 2005–2007
Otis Fellows Fellowship, Columbia University, 2005–2006
Chateaubriand Fellow, French Cultural Embassy of the U.S., for travel and sponsored study in France, (director: Prof. Christian Biet, 2005–2006)