Marie-Claire Vallois

Marie-Claire Vallois

Associate Professor of French Literature

mv46@cornell.edumv46 Office: KLR K115 Phone: email only

Marie-Claire Vallois, Associate Professor of French Literature, received her doctorate from the University of Nice. She teaches courses in French literature, French Culture, and Women’s Studies. Her research is devoted mainly to the eighteenth century and the Age of the Revolution, with critical interests in semiotics and narratology, history and ideology and French and Francophone theories and practices of feminism. Author of a book on Germaine de Staël, Fictions féminines: Mme de Staël et les voix de la sybille, Vallois is presently completing another book, Displacing Femininity: Women, Gender, and the Revolution (1650-1850).

Recent Courses

  • Modern French Literature
  • Perspectives on the age of Enlightenment
  • Romance to Revolution
  • Early Modern French Literature
  • The Novel as Masterwork
  • Romantic Sexualities

Research Interests

  • Eighteenth Century French Literature, the Revolution,
  • Romanticism
  • Narratology
  • Rhetoric of Ideologies
  • Feminist Criticism