Nicolas Russell

  • Associate Professor, Global Studies (French program)


  • PhD, French, University of Virginia, 2003
  • MA, French, University of Virginia, 1995
  • BA, French and Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh, 1993

Teaching Schedule

Course Num Title Meets
FRENCH 325-001 Intensive Grammar and Usage TR 2:30pm-3:45pm
FRENCH 432-001 Seminar in French and Francophone Cultures: Medieval and Renaissance French Culture TR 4pm-5:15pm
FRENCH 732-001 Topics in French and Francophone Culture: Medieval and Renaissance French Culture TR 4pm-5:15pm

Research Interests

  • Early Modern French Literature and Culture
  • Memory Studies
  • Conceptual History
  • History of Emotions

Biographical Sketch

Courses Taught

  • Views of France: Learning French Culture Through Cuisine
  • Approaches to Poetry and Fiction
  • Royalty, Reason, and Revolution: The Golden Age of French Culture
  • Reaction and Innovation: French Culture of the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Love, Marriage, and Friendship in Early Modern France
  • Introduction to Food Studies

Selected Publications

Russell, Nicolas C. “How Memory Constitutes Nations in Louis Le Roy’s Vicissitudes” Memory and Community in Sixteenth-Century French Literature Ed. Yandell, Cathy, and Laguardia, David. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. (2015): 149-60.
. French Ceremonial Entries in the Sixteenth Century: Event, Image, Text Ed. Russell, Nicolas C., and Visentin, Hélène. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies Victoria University in the University of Toronto. 2007.