I am interested primarily in the nineteenth-century French novel and short story and specifically in the fin-de-siècle comic.  Other areas of interest include representations of economic relations in the realist and naturalist novel, the novel in Quebec, and the Victorian novel.


Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Univ. of Michigan, 1989.


“Testament, loi et justice chez Malot,” in Hector Malot:  la morale et le droit, ed. Francis Marcoin (Paris: Magellan, 2014), 185-198. “Villiers de l’Isle-Adam, Pater, and the Hard, Gemlike Flame,” in Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences, ed. Rosina Neginsky (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010 [appeared in 2011]), 328-335. “Le rire de l’ogre : comique et grotesque dans le roman et conte québécois,” in Culture québécoise et valeurs universelles, ed. Yvan Lamonde et Jonathan Livernois  (Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval, 2010),  387-395. “Arthur Symons and the Intransitivity of French Decadence,” in Regards des Anglo-Saxons sur la France au cours du long XIXe siècle, ed. Odile Boucher-Rivalain and Catherine Hajdenko-Marshall (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2008), 195-204.


Book-length study of late nineteenth-century comic narrative.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Reputation and Ridicule in Pigault-Lebrun,” accepted for Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, Los Angeles, CA, October 2018.


Société des Études Romantiques et Dix-neuviémistes American Assn. of Teachers of French International Society for the Study of Narrative Modern Language Assn.  

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