Logan J. Connors
Associate Professor of French
Director of Undergraduate Studies in French
Faculty Director, UParis

 Degrees

  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University (French and Comparative Literature)
  • Visiting Doctoral Student, Université Paris-Sorbonne
  • Pensionnaire scientifique international, Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon
  • M.A., Louisiana State University (French and Francophone Studies)
  • B.A., University of Rhode Island, 2004 (Dual B.A.: History and French)

Research Interests 

  • •   French and Francophone theatre
  • •   Cultural studies of the ancien régime
  • •   Theatre & Performance Studies
  • •   History of the emotions
  • •   Early modern European literature and culture

Research Activities

Publications 

  • Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters (selection since 2010)

  • ““Teaching the Revolution’s Theater as Cultural History.” Teaching Representations of the French Revolution. New York: MLA, forthcoming 2018.
  • ““Stratégies pédagogiques: le site des registres de la Comédie-Française comme catalyseur de la lecture.” Espaces pédagogiques. Publications de la Comédie-Française, 2017: 1-10. (Online version)
  • “Enlightenment Interpretations of Theatre.” A Cultural History of Theatre. London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2017:117-137.
  • ““Pierre Nicole, Jean-Baptiste Dubos, and the psychological experience of theatrical performance in early modern France.” In Dramatic Experience: Poetics of Drama and the Public Sphere(s) in Early Modern Europe and Beyond. Leiden: Brill, 2016: 172-188.
  • ““Patriotismes à l’épreuve des variantes finales dans Le Siège de Calais, tragédie de Pierre de Belloy (1765).” In Revoir la fin: dénouements remaniés au XVIIIe et XIXe siècles. Florence Naugrette and Sylviane Robardey-Eppstein (eds). Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2016: 157-168.
  • “Increasing Engagement in French & Francophone Studies: Structured Journaling on the Emotions with La Fayette’s La Princesse de Clèves.” PMLA 130.5 (2016): 1476-1480.
  • “From Anti-Theater to Anti-Theatricality.” Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research (RECTR) 29.2 (2015): 1-8.
  • “The Theater’s Many Enemies.” Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research (RECTR), 29.1 (2015): 5-16.
  • “Who gets to dispute? Gender, nation and representation in two versions of Pierre de Belloy’s Le Siège de Calais. Arrêt sur scène/Scene Focus 3 (Dec. 2014): 193-206.
  • “Le rêve d’autorité dans la dramaturgie française, 1660-1717.” In Expérimentation scientifique et manipulation littéraire au siècle des Lumières. Jean M. Goulemot (ed.). Paris: Minerve, 2014: 27-38.
  • “Critique et création dans la critique dramatique du XVIIIe siècle: les poétiques à l’épreuve de la scène.” In L’écrivain et son critique: une fratrie problématique. Philippe Chardin et Marjorie Rousseau (eds.). Paris: Kimé, 2014: 71-81.
  • “Valeurs nationales et valeurs théâtrales. La bataille du Siège de Calais (1765).” La Revue de l’Histoire du Théâtre 261 (April 2014): 87-96.
  • With N. Dupont and J. Westbrook, “Three Strategies for Promoting Intellectual Engagement in Advanced Undergraduate Seminars.” The French Review 88.1 (2014): 111-126
  • “The Power of Tragedy: An Eighteenth-Century Debate on Theater and its Relevance to Literature Pedagogy Today.” The French Review 87.3 (2014): 79-94.
  • “Les philosophes selon Charles Collé.” In Charles Collé: au coeur de la République des lettres. Marie-Emmanuelle and Dominique Quéro (eds.). Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2013: 247-256.
  • “‘Initiators of Discursive Practices’: Authorship, attribution, and intent in the debates between philosophes and anti-philosophes.” French Forum 37.4 (2012): 15-30.
  • “Text(s) and Performance in Charles Palissot’s Les Philosophes (1760).” In The Enlightenment: Critique, Myth and Utopia. Minna Ahokas, Timo Kaitaro & Charlotta Wolff (eds.), Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2011: 175-191.
  • “L’esthétique du patriotisme dans la critique théâtrale à l’époque de la guerre de sept ans. Le cas du Siège de Calais (1765).” In Le public et la politique des arts au Siècle des Lumières. Christophe Henry and Daniel Rabreau (eds.). Paris: Université de Paris I and William Blake & Co., 2011: 113-120.
  • “Performing Criticism during Cultural War: The case of Voltaire’s l’Ecossaise (1760).” Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 10.1 (November 2010): 61-80.