Fall 2014 Office Hours
M, T, R, 11-12 p.m.
M.A. Middlebury College Language School, French (2001)
Ph.D. Columbia University, French (2012)
Areas of Expertise
Literature and Culture of the Enlightenment and French Revolution; Women’s and Gender Studies; Theater Studies; History of the Book
RLFR 103(F)Intermediate Studies in French Language and Francophone Cultures
RLFR 201The Voice and the Book: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern France
RLFR 229 T / COMP 299(S)Coffee, Sugar, Wigs, and Desks: Writing and Material Life in Early Modern France
RLFR 230Introduction to French Stylistics: The Art of Pastiche
RLFR 250Women in Print:Gender, Power, and Publishing in Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-Century France
RLFR 326Moliere in Performance
RLFR 415(S)Senior Seminar: Banned In France: Literature and Censorship in the Eighteenth-Century
“False Frocks: Charles IX and the Debate on Catholic Costume in French Revolutionary Theater” Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theater Research, vol. 29, issue 1 (Summer 2014): 97-116.
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 (September 2015): 431-433.
Work in Progress
Book manuscript: Unveiling the Nation: The Convent Plays of the French Revolution
Article: “Beyond Terror and Pity? Coup de Théâtre After Diderot” (under review)
Article: “‘What History Forgets or Disdains:’ Women in the Biographical Drama of Mercier and His Circle”
Translation of Réjane Sénac-Slawinski, “Parity and the Sexual Order,” Eds. Eve-Alice Roustang and Béatrice Mousli, Women, Feminism, and Femininity in the Twenty-First Century: French and American Perspectives (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009): 133–154.
Translation of Paolo Amaldi, “Chairs, Postures, and Viewpoints: For an Exact Reconstitution of the Barcelona Pavilion,” Future Anterior 2:2, 2005, 17–24.
Panel Co-Chair, “Disaster and Its Aftermaths,” with Lauren Ravalico, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), Pittsburgh, PA, March 2016.
“Expecting the Unexpected: Coup de théâtre in Sentimental Drama,” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, April 2016.
Past Conference Presentations and Talks
“Real and Virtual Collaboration: Molière in Performance,” Alliance for the Advancement of the Liberal Arts Collaborative 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 French Gothic Drama,” International Seminar for Early Career 18th-Century Scholars, Amsterdam, July 2015.
Guest Seminar Leader, “Diderot and Erotic Literature of the Enlightenment,” Wesleyan University, May 2015.
Panel Chair, “Secular Ritual in Eighteenth-Century France,” Annual Meeting of ASECS, Los Angeles, California, March 2015.
Panel Co-Chair, “Global Perspectives on Revolutionary Theater,” with Sophia Tinting Zhao, Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Seattle, Washington, March 2015.
Guest Seminar Leader, “Claustral Phobias in Diderot’s La Religieuse,” College of Charleston, South Carolina (via Skype), February 2015.
Roundtable Participant, “History Through Literary Eyes,” Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association (MLA), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, January 2015.
Invited Speaker, “Radical Rewording: Olympe de Gouges’s Declaration of the Rights of Women.” Radical Words Lecture Series, Clark Art Institute, October 2014.
“‘What History Forgets or Disdains:’ Women in the Biographical Dramas of Mercier and His Circle,” (upcoming) Annual Meeting of the ASECS, Williamsburg, Virginia, March 2014.
“Theorizing Performance in the Age of Revolution,” Annual Meeting of the East-Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2013.
“Diderot’s Double Scenes,” Annual Meeting of the Southeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Charleston, South Carolina, February 2013.
“Fénelon’s Good Deed: The Perils of Anecdote in Revolutionary Theater,” Annual Meeting of ASECS, San Antonio, Texas, March 2012.
“‘Useful Knowledge?’ Banned Books, Collections, and the Enlightenment Survey Course,” Annual Meeting of the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Buffalo, New York, October 2010.
“Reviving Mélanie: Jean-François de La Harpe and His Critics, 1801–02,” (in abstentia) Annual Meeting of ASECS, Richmond, Virginia, March 2009.
Panel Chair, “English Literature Post-1700 (Gothic Fiction),” Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Claremont, California, November 2008.
“Vocational Hazards: Convent Plays in the Literary History of the French Revolution,” Annual Meeting of the MLA, Chicago, Illinois, December 2007.
“Les Murs du couvent dans le théâtre de la Révolution,” Université Blaise-Pascal/Musée de la Révolution française, “Entre scène et foyer: décors, costumes et accessoires dans le théâtre de la Révolution et de l’Empire” conference, Vizille, France, June 2007.
“‘The True Model of Apostolic Eloquence:’ Jean-Jacques Bridaine’s Saint-Sulpice Exordium,” Annual Meeting of ASECS, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2007.
Conference Co-organizer, “Marking Loss: Reading and Writing Erasure in French and Francophone Literature,” Annual Conference of the French Graduate Student Association (FGSA), Columbia University, February 2006.
Panel Chair, “Traces, Fragments, Memory,” Annual Conference of the FGSA, Columbia University, February 2006.
“Clair-obscur: Stage Lighting and Dramatic Tableau, 1760–1790,” Annual Conference of the FGSA, Columbia University, New York, New York, April 2005.
Guest Panelist, “Les Echanges franco-américains,” radio broadcast, “La Fabrique d’histoire,” Radio France Culture, Paris, France, June 2004.
Awards, Fellowships & Grants
Class of 1945 World Faculty Fellowship, Williams College, 2015–2016
Fellow, Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Williams College, fall 2015
Hellman Fellow, Williams College, summer 2014
Whiting Fellow, Columbia University, 2007–2008
Summer Fellow, Columbia University at Reid Hall, Paris, 2004; 2007
Grand Marnier Foundation Dissertation Fellow, 2006–2007
Otis Fellow, Columbia University, 2005–2006
Chateaubriand Fellow (Director: Christian Biet), 2005–2006
Exchange Fellow / affiliate, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris, 2005–2007
Peter H. Kaufman Memorial Fellow, 2004–2005
Cultural Studies Institute Fellow, Dartmouth College, summer 2003
Connecticut College Exchange Fellow, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris, 1999–2000
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Modern Language Association
Amercian Comparative Literature Association
Guest Faculty in French, Sarah Lawrence College, Department of Modern Languages, 2011–2012
Visiting Instructor of French, Bowdoin College, Department of Romance Languages, 2008–2011