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Nicolas Russell

  • Associate Professor, Department of Global Studies (French Program)


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

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

Research Interests

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

Recent 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. Ashgate, (2015): 149-60.
Russell, Nicolas C., and Visentin, Hélène, eds. French Ceremonial Entries in the Sixteenth Century: Event, Image, Text. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies Victoria University in the University of Toronto, 2007.
Russell, Nicolas C. “Collective Memory before and after Halbwachs.” The French Review 79.54 (2006): 792-804.