Research

PUBLICATIONS

Edited Volume

French Renaissance and Baroque Drama: Text, Performance, Theory (Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2015)

Journal Articles 

“The Politics of Transgenericity: Pierre Du Ryer’s Dramatic Adaptations of John Barclay’s Argenis,” Studia Aurea 10 (November 2016): 313-34. 

“Theatres of Torture: Martyrs, Pagans and the Politics of Conversion in Early Seventeenth-Century France,” Early Modern French Studies, 37.1 (July 2015): 14-28.

“Violence, Revenge, and the Stakes of Writing during the French Civil Wars: Simon Belyard’s Le Guysien,” Romanic Review, 104.1-2 (Jan-March 2013): 45-64 (published in 2014).

“Social Drama, Cultural Pragmatics, and Louis XIII’s Performativity: La Victoire du Phébus (1617),” The French Review, 84.2 (March 2012): 672-83.

“Transnational Genesis: Voltaire, Elijah Fenton, and Mariamne,” Transnational Subjects: History, Society and Culture, 2.1 (November 2012): 5-20.

“Staging Sanctity: Moral Confusion in Pierre Troterel’s La Tragédie de Sainte Agnès (1615),” Special Edition, Sanctity, ed. Cary Howie, L’Esprit Créateur, 50.1 (Spring 2010): 49-61.

Book Chapters

“La littérature polémique et la violence lors des guerres civiles françaises,” in Seminari di storia della lettura e della ricezione, tra Italia e Francia, nel Cinquecento, ed. Anna Bettoni (Padua: Università di Padova), forthcoming.

“Les Amours de Pistion et Fortunie et Acoubar, ou la loyauté trahie: de l’amour triomphant aux périls de la colonisation,” in Dramaturgies vagabondes, migrations romanesques: écritures en dialogue (XVIe-XVIIe siècles), ed. Magda Campanini (Paris: Champion), in press.

“Les enjeux du prologue: le cas de Bourges, 1607,” in Le dramaturge sur un plateau. Le personnage de l’auteur dramatique au théâtre (XVIe-XXIe siècles), ed. Clotilde Thouret (Paris: Classiques Garnier), in press.

“Sur l’absence curieuse d’Henri III dans La Tragédie de feu Gaspard de Colligny de François de Chantelouve (1575),” in Rappresentare la storia: letteratura e attualità nella Francia e nell’Europa del XVI secolo, ed. Mariangela Miotti (Perugia: Aguaplano, 2017), 155-66.

“Farce, Community, and the Performativity of Violence in Rabelais’s Quart Livre: The Chiquanous Episode,” with Caroline Gates, in French Renaissance and Baroque Drama: Text, Performance, Theory, ed. Michael Meere (Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2015), 39-62.

“From the Catholic Mystery Play to Calvinist Tragedy, or the Reinvention of French Religious Drama,” in The Reinvention of Theatre in Sixteenth-Century Europe: Traditions, Texts and Performance, ed. T. F. Earle and Catarina Fouto (Oxford: Legenda, 2015), 297-315.

“La violence sur la scène classique: une question de (dé)goût?,” in L’invention du mauvais goût à l’âge classique, ed. Jean-Christophe Abromovici and Carine Barbafieri (Leuven: Peeters, 2013), 123-40.

“L’organisation narrative des Aventures et des Aventures d’Italie de Dassoucy,” in Avez-vous lu Dassoucy? ed. Dominique Bertrand (Clermont-Ferrand: Presses universitaires Blaise Pascal, 2005), 189-202.

Anthologies and Critical Editions

Crimes politiques sous l’Ancien Régime, ed. Marie-Madeleine Fragonard, Christian Biet, et al. (Paris: Classiques Garnier, in press), research associate and contributor.

“François Hédelin, abbé d’Aubignac 1604-1676: French Playwright, Novelist, and Essayist,” Volume Advisor, in Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, vol. 22, ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2013), 167-221.

Tragédies et récits de martyres en France (fin XVIe-début XVIIe siècle), ed. Christian Biet, Marie-Madeleine Fragonard, et al. (Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2009), research associate and contributor.

Translations

Fabien Cavaillé, “From the Politics of the Spectacle to the Anthropology of the Festival: Montaigne’s ‘Of the Education of Children’ (I.26) and ‘Of Coaches’ (III.6),” in French Renaissance and Baroque Drama: Text, Performance, Theory, ed. Michael Meere (Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press), 153-66.

Sybile Chevallier-Micki, “Stage Design of Cruelty: The Case of Rouen,” in French Renaissance and Baroque Drama: Text, Performance, Theory, ed. Michael Meere (Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press), 213-32.

Frank Lestringant, “Providence and Imago Mundi,” in Chance, Literature, and Culture in Early Modern France, ed. John D. Lyons and Kathleen J. Wine (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009), 31-48.

Book Reviews

“Todd W. Reeser, Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016),” Renaissance Quarterly, forthcoming.

“Andrea Frisch, Forgetting Differences: Tragedy, Historiography, and the French Wars of Religion (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015),” French Studies 70.4 (2016)641-42.

“Joseph Harris, Inventing the Spectator: Subjectivity and the Theatrical Experience in Early Modern France (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014),” Renaissance Quarterly, 68.4 (Winter 2015): 1517-18.

“‘Le Roi hors de page’ et autres textes: Une anthologie, ed. Bernard Teyssandier, with Delphine Amstutz, Jean-François Dubost, and Jean-Raymond Fanlo (Reims: Épure. 2012),” French Studies, 68.2 (2014): 244-45.

“Clotilde Thouret, Seul en scène. Le monologue dans le théâtre européen de la première modernité (1580-1640) (Geneva: Droz, 2010),” Renaissance Quarterly, 64.2 (Summer 2011), 569-71.

“Bernadette Höfer, Psychosomatic Disorders in Seventeenth-Century French Literature (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009),” The French Review, 84.5 (April 2011), 1024-25.

“Lewis Seifert, Manning the Margins. Masculinity & Writing in Seventeenth-Century France (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2009),” Romanic Review, 101.4, (November 2010), 859.

“Anne L. Birberick, ed., Perfection (EMF 12, 2008),” 17th-Century News, 68.1-2 (Spring- Summer 2010), 62-65.

“Katherine Ibbett, Style of the State in French Theatre. Neoclassicism and Government (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009),” 17th-Century News, 67.3-4 (Fall-Winter 2009), 189-93.

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

Books

Troubling Tragedies: Ethics, Poetics, and Representations of Violence on the French Renaissance Stage, accepted for review.

Social Drama and Performance in Early Modern France

Articles and Book Chapters

“Drama: French,” Oxford Bibliographies in Renaissance and Reformation, ed. Margaret King et al. <www.oxfordbibliographies.com>

“On Specters and Skulls: Rosamund and Alboin in Seventeenth-Century French Tragedy,” in The Dark Thread: From Histoires Tragiques to Gothic Novels, ed. John D. Lyons (Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press) 

Anthologies and Critical Editions

Pierre de Laudun d’Aigaliers, Diocletian ou Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien (1596), III, 3, La Tragédie à l’époque de Henri IV (1596-1597) (Paris, Florence: PUF, Olschki)

Jean Heudon, Pyrrhe, tragédie (1599); Saint Clouaud, roy d’Orléans, tragédie (1599), III, 4, La Tragédie à l’époque de Henri IV (1598-1599) (Paris, Florence: PUF, Olschki)

Théâtre et performance en France au tournant du XVIIè siècle. Le manuscrit de William Drummond of Hawthornden (Paris: Classiques Garnier)

 

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS

Eastern College Consortium Faculty Exchange, University of Bologna, 2017

Amy Wygant Research Bursary, Society for Seventeenth-Century French Studies (France), 2016

Participant, Mellon School for Theater and Performance Research, Harvard University, 2016

Project-Based Learning Davis-Mellon Grants, Wesleyan University, 2015, 2017

McMahon Memorial Fund Grants, Wesleyan University, 2014-17

Research Grant, Society for French Studies, 2014

Malcolm Bowie Prize, runner-up for “La violence sur la scène classique: une question de (dé)goût?” (prize awarded annually by the Society for French Studies for the best published article by an early career researcher in the field), 2014

Invited Researcher (“Visiting Scientist”), University of Padua, 2014

Bursary Recipient, “Renaissance Conflict and Rivalries: Cultural Polemics in Europe, c. 1300–c.1650,” International Conference, University of Warwick, 2013

Small Grant, college-wide competition, King’s College London, 2013

Fulbright Scholars Fellowship (France), Fall 2011

Summer Language Institute Fellowship, Latin, university-wide competition, University of Virginia, 2008

Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia, 2007-08

Dissertation Fellowship, Department of French, University of Virginia (declined), 2007-08

Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Humanities, University of Virginia, 2007

Research Fellowship Away from the University, University of Virginia, 2007

Fellow and Seminar Participant, Folger Shakespeare Institute, Washington D.C., 2006

Chateaubriand Fellowship (France), 2005-06

Merit Scholarship, university-wide grant, Paris-Sorbonne University, 2003-04

Robert J. Huskey Travel Grants (total of four), University of Virginia, 2001-06

Presidential Graduate Fellowship, university-wide competition, University of Virginia, 2001-06

Best Senior Essay in French, Northwestern University, 2000

J. Fair Foreign Language Fellowship, Northwestern University, 1999-2000