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BOOKS
 

The Limits of Performance in the French Romantic Theater, Durham Modern Language Series, 2007.

Novel Stages: Drama and the Novel in Nineteenth-Century France, ed. with Pratima Prasad, University of Delaware Press, 2007.

   
ARTICLES (recent):
 

“The Secret Self:  A Reading of Musset’s André del Sarto, Nineteenth-Century French Studies, Winter 2006, volume 35 (2).

“From Verbal to Visual: Molière Performance Between the Wars,” Contemporary French Civilization, vol. 30, no. 2, Summer/Fall 2006.

“Power and Sexual Congress in Alfred de Musset’s Lorenzaccio, Romance Notes, vol. 44, no. 1, Fall 2003.

“The Compromise of Commemoration: The 1927 Centennial of Romanticism at the Comédie-Française,” Modern Drama, vol. 46, no. 2, Summer 2003.

“Performing Time in the Revolutionary Theater,” Dalhousie French Studies, vol. 55, Summer 2001.

“Sisters, Doubles, Rivals: Fairy-tale Archetypes in L’Annonce faite à Marie,” Claudel Studies, Volume XXVI, Numbers 1 & 2, 1999.

“La Violence de l’amour: Le suicide et le rêve utopique dans Indiana, George Sand Studies, Vol. XVI, Nos. 1 et 2, 1997.

“Performing Stability:  The Problem of Proof in Alfred de Musset’s Un Caprice and La Quenouille de Barbérine,” Romance Notes, volume XXXVIII, number 1, Fall 1997.

   
REVIEWS AND CHAPTERS
 

“Publicité et Célébrité: Les Coulisses de la rivalité de Mlle Mars et Mme Dorval,” in La Critique Théâtrale au XIXe siècle, Bury andLaplace-Claverie, eds., Presses de l’Université de Paris Sorbonne, 2008.

“Michel de Ghelderode,” Dictionary of Literary Biography, Twentieth-Century French Dramatists, vol. 632, Detroit: Gale Group, forthcoming.

“Jules Romains,” Dictionary of Literary Biography, Twentieth-Century French Dramatists, vol. 632, Detroit: Gale Group, forthcoming.

Dramaturgies de l’ombre, Françoise Lavocat et François Lecercle, eds.,” review in French Forum, forthcoming.

Stendhal, le temps et l'histoire, by Yves Ansel,” review in Nineteenth-Century French Studies, volume 30 1&2, 2001.

   
CONFERENCES AND LECTURES
 

“Text, Authenticity and the Evolving Role of the Metteur-en-scène in Third Republic France,” William Falls Memorial Lecture, University of Maryland at College Park, April 2008.

“Testing the Limits of Nation in Class in Two Boxing Novels,” 20th/21st- Century French Studies Conference, Georgetown University, March 2008.

“Against Science:  Ignorance is Bliss in Labiche and Jolly’s La Grammaire, Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, Indiana University, October 2006.

“Mlle Mars, Marie Dorval et La Machine publicitaire au XIXe siècle,” Centre de Recherche sur l'Histoire du théâtre, Université de Paris IV, September 2006.

“Situating French in the Interwar Theater: The Arrival of the Cartel at the Comédie-Française,” 20th/21st- Century French Studies Conference, University of Miami, March 2006.

“All About Marie: Marie Dorval and Star Power in the Theater of the 1830s,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Conference, University of Texas, October 2005.

“From Verbal to Visual: Molière Performance Between the Wars,” Twentieth-Century French Studies Colloquium, University of Florida, March 2005.

“André Antoine’s Theater and the Legacy of Authenticity,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Conference, Washington University, October 2004.

“Revising the Canon : New Perceptions of Mérimée's Le Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement and Romantic Theater,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Conference, University of Arizona, October 25, 2003.

“Classic Theater Meets Contemporary Politics:  Charles Dullin’s 1937 Production of Jules César at the Atelier,” Twentieth-Century French Studies Colloquium, University of Illinois, March 28, 2003.

“...but we can still be friends: The Evacuation of Sexual Desire in Dumas’ Kean and Musset’s Fantasio,”  Nineteenth-Century French Studies Conference, Ohio State University, October 26, 2002.

“Staging the Classics Between the Wars,” Comparative Drama Conference, Ohio State University, April 26, 2002.

“Commémoration et compromis: Le Centenaire du romantisme à la Comédie-Française,” French Department invited lecture, Davidson College, February 10, 2002.

“The Centennial of Romanticism at the Comédie-Française: 1827/1927” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Conference, University of Wisconsin, October 18, 2001.

“Men’s Bodies / Women’s Bodies: The Meaning(s) of Rape in Dumas’ Antony,” Comparative Drama Conference, Ohio State University, April 27, 2001.

“Le Tréteau nu: Le théâtre français de l’entre-deux-guerres,” Maison Française invited lecture, University of Wisconsin, February 8, 2001.

“Literary Judgment and Historical Inaccuracy: The Case of Alfred de Musset,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Conference, University of Illinois, October 22, 2000.

“The Limits of Performance in the French Romantic Theater,” Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Lecture Series, University of South Alabama, September 18, 2000.

“The Drama of the Century: Beckett’s Fin de partie at the Fin de siècle,” Twentieth-Century French Studies Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania, April 2, 2000.

“Performing Time in the Revolutionary Theater,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies Conference, University of Western Ontario, October 22, 1999.

“Sisters, Doubles, Rivals: Fairy-tale Archetypes in L’Annonce faite à Marie,” Modern Language Association, San Francisco, December 27, 1998.

   
GRANTS
 

University of South Alabama Research Council Grant: “Making the Team: Novels of Sport in Third-Republic France,” Summer 2006.

American Philosophical Society, Franklin Research Grant: “Paris Theater Between the Wars,” Summer 2003.

Arts and Sciences Support and Development Award, 2004.

Arts and Sciences Support and Development Award, 2002.

Arts and Sciences Support and Development Award, 2001.

University of South Alabama Research Council Grant: “French Repertory Theater in the 1930s,” Summer 2001

   
 
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