Research

PUBLICATIONS

Edited Volume

French Renaissance and Baroque Drama: Text, Performance, Theory (Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2015), sole editor, volume of fifteen essays with Introduction.

Reviewed in: H-France Review 15 (October 2015); Studi Francesi 177, 59.3 (2015): 584-85; Renaissance Quarterly 69.2 (Summer 2016): 784-85; Cahiers du XVIIe 17 (2016): 77-80; The French Review 90.3 (March 2017): 261-62.

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. Resser, 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.

Performing Social Dramas 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)

 

INVITED LECTURES AND TALKS

Four doctoral seminars on 16th- and 17th-century French tragedy, Università di Bologna, 2017

“Betrayal and Murder in Verona,” Università di Verona, 2016

“Montaigne et le désir: amour, passion, poésie,” Università di Padova, 2016

Invited Lecturer and Seminar Leader on La Princesse de Clèves, Williams College, 2015

Invited Expert/Respondent, French and Italian Conference, Dartmouth College, 2015

“Mettre en scène les femmes qui tuent: le cas de Médée,” Università di Padova, 2014

“Le Théâtre français professionnel en 1607,” Università di Verona, 2014

“Théâtre, propagande et violence en France lors des guerres civiles,” Università di Padova, 2013

“Imagining Canada: Jacques du Hamel’s Acoubar (1603),” Warburg Institute, London, 2013

“Martyrdom and the Politics of Conversion in Late Renaissance France (1580-1620),” Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC, 2012

“Performing Violence, Inspiring Vengeance,” Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Program, Keble College, Oxford, 2011

“London-Paris-London: Literary Exchange in the Eighteenth Century,” Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2011

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

“Specters and Skulls on Stage: The Rosamund and Alboin Story in Seventeenth-Century France,” SE-17, Mills College/Stanford University, 2017

“Indigenous Masculinities: Race, Disability, and Conversion in ‘New France,’” Early Modern Conversions Conference on “Transforming Bodies,” Cornell University, 2017

“Responding to the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre,” Sixteenth Century Socity and Conference, Bruges, 2016

“Intersectional Masculinities in Early Modern French Studies,” Renaissance Society of America, Boston, 2016

“Canada fantasmé: Acoubar de Jacques Du Hamel,” Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy, 2014

“Communities of Exclusion: The Parmentier Brothers in Southeast Asia (1528),” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, New Orleans, 2014

“‘Représenter’ le massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy sur scène: François de Chantelouve’s Tragédie du feu Gaspard Colligny” Università di Perugia, 2014

“French Theatre through Scottish Eyes: William Drummond in Bourges, September 1607,” Society for French Studies, Aberdeen UK, 2014

“‘Par tes arts de Médée’: Women, Witches, and Martyrs in Late Renaissance French Drama,” Renaissance Society of America, New York City, 2014

“Vers une phénoménologie de la performance et du spectatorat au tournant du XVIIe siècle, ou le théâtre français selon William Drummond de Hawthornden,” Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier III, 2014

“Enjeux pratiques et théoriques du prologue: le cas de Bourges, 1607,” Université de Paris IV- Sorbonne, Paris, 2013

“Theaters of Torture during the French Catholic Reformation,” Renaissance Society of America, Washington D.C., 2012

“Through French Eyes: The Turk and the New World ‘Sauvage,’” Renaissance Society of America, Montreal, 2011

Respondent, “Tragedy and the Tragic in Early Modern France I,” Renaissance Society of America, Montreal, 2011

“Simulacra and Propaganda: Staging Louis XIII’s Siege of La Rochelle,” Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies, 2010

“Queering Generals: Jean de Beaubreuil’s Regulus,” Renaissance Society of America, Venice, Italy, 2010

“The Turk as Example for Catherine’s Regency: Gabriel Bounin’s La Soltane,” Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, 2009

“‘Saintes’ and ‘Sorcières’ on Stage in Early Seventeenth-Century France,” Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies, Swarthmore College, 2009

“Coming of Age and Performative Violence: Louis XIII on Stage,” North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature, New York City, 2009

“Polemical Tragedy: Crime, Politics and Religious Conflict in the Sixteenth Century,” Oxford Post-Graduate French Conference, 2007

“French Martyr Tragedies, or the Ethics of Suffering, Guilt, and Shame,” Cambridge Post-Graduate French Conference, 2007

La Mariamne de Voltaire: des contraintes françaises vers la liberté anglaise,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Atlanta, 2007

“Bloody Tragedies: Marginalizing Violence in Seventeenth-Century French Tragedy,” Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d’Irlande, Limerick, Ireland, 2004

“Contraintes d’une écriture utopique dans les Essais de Montaigne,” French Graduate Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania, 2002

 

TALKS AT WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

“Staging Religious Violence in Sixteenth-Century France,” College of Social Studies, Lunch Talk, 2016

Artful Lunch Talk, Davison Art Center, 2016

“The Politics of Transgenericity: Pierre Du Ryer’s Dramatic Adaptations of John Barclay’s Argenis,” Romance Languages and Literatures Works-in-Progress Group, 2016

 

TALKS AT KING’S COLLEGE LONDON

Argenis from Page to Stage: Barclay-Du Ryer-Calderon-Weise,” with J. Glomski, J. Weiss, and A. Linton, Early Modern Forum, 2014

“France’s Queer Renaissance,” Queer@King’s, 2013

 

TALKS AT UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

“Skull Cups and Murder: Dramatic Adaptations of the Rosamund and Alboin Story in Italy, France, and England (16th-19th Centuries),” 2016

“Militant and Transcendent Violence in French Calvinist Biblical Tragedies,” French Graduate Student Colloquium, 2008

Pyrrhe de Jean Heudon: Une tragédie méconnue,” French Graduate Student Colloquium, 2004

 

CONFERENCE PANELS CHAIRED AND ORGANIZED

Panel Chair, “Abandonment and Forgetting/L’abandon et l’oubli I,” SE-17, Dartmouth College, 2016

Panel Chair, “Jacques Grévin à la croisée des savoirs,” Renaissance Society of America, Boston, 2016

Panel Co-Organizer (with Toby Wikström and Marcus Keller), “Early Modern Globalization,” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, New Orleans, 2014

Panel Chair, “Vice, Virtue and Villainy: Laughter in Early Modern Literature,” Splitting Sides: A Conference on Laughter, University of London, 2013

Panel Chair and Organizer, “Dreams/Les Rêves,” Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies, Wellesley College, 2012

Panel Chair, Organizer, “French Renaissance Drama: Poetics and Performance I & II,” Renaissance Society of America, Washington D.C., 2012

Panel Organizer, “Literature and Politics/Littérature et politique,” Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies, 2011