French literature, language, culture; digital humanities; modern European cultural history.


Ph.D. Stanford University, 2012, French.

M.A.Université de Paris VIII, 2006,”Texte, Images, Société.

M.A. University at Buffalo, 2005, Comparative Literature.

B.A. University of Alberta, 2000, English.

Other Publications

2019 “The Eighteenth-Century French Academic Network,” Networks of European Enlightenment, edited by Dan Edelstein and Chloe Summers Edmondson, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, forthcoming.

2019 “The Empire of Letters: Enlightenment-Era French Salons,” with Chloe Summers Edmondson, Digitizing Enlightenment, edited by Simon Burrows and Glenn Roe, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (Liverpool: Liverpool UP), pp. 222-36.

2019 “Teaching Republican Culture through Caricature: The Scandal of Charlie HebdoMLA’s Teaching Representations of the French Revolution, eds. Julia Douthwaite, Catriona Seth, and Antoinette Sol, pp. 128-39.

2016 “The French Enlightenment Network” with Maria Comsa, Dan Edelstein, Chloe Summers Edmondson, and Claude Willan The Journal of Modern History88:3 (2016), pp. 495-534.

2015 “The Milieu of the Prisoner-of-War Camp in La Grande Illusion,” Romance Notes55: 3, pp. 371-384.

2014 “Before the ‘Inward Turn’: Tracing Represented Thought in the French Novel (1800-1929),”Poetics Today35:1-2, pp. 115-169.

2013 “Reviving the Art of Sociability: Madame de Genlis’s Post-Revolutionary Salon at the Arsenal,” Special Issue of RELIEFMadame de Genlis et la pensée des Lumières, edited by Alicia C. Montoya, 7:1, pp. 106-122.

2013 “Comment se vendre: L’escroquerie et le marketing dans La vie publique et privée de Mossieu Réacde Nadar,” Special Issue of Médias 19Presse, prostitution, bas-fonds (1830-1930), edited by Guillaume Pinson, Summer, n.p..

2012 “Spontaneity and Moral Certainty in Benjamin Constant’s Adolphe,” in Nineteenth-Century French Studies40: 3-4, pp. 222-238.

Blog Posts


    The Salons Project, part of the Mapping the Republic of Lettersproject: https://republicofletters.stanford.edu/.

    Mapping Balzac: Places, Characters, and Events inLa Comédie Humaine: http://blogs.memphis.edu/mappingbalzac

    Nineteenth-Century NetworksEuropean Literary, Intellectual & Social Networks 1789-1914


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