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Michael Meere

Assistant Professor of French

300 High Street, 303


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BA Northwestern University
MA University of Virginia
PHD University of Virginia

Michael Meere

Michael Meere specializes in early modern French studies with a focus on theater and performance. His first book is a study on the ethics and poetics of performing violence in sixteenth-century French tragedy. His current book-length project examines social dramas and performances during the French Wars of Religion. He also works on early modern travel narratives and cross-cultural interactions, critical and literary theory, and visual, cultural, and gender studies. He has published on authors ranging from François Rabelais to Voltaire, and his research has been supported by the Fulbright Commission, the Chateaubriand Fellowship, the Society for French Studies, and the Society for Early Modern French Studies. Alongside his scholarship on drama, he directs French-language theater productions at Wesleyan.

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Monday 9:30-10:30am, Tuesday 1-2pm, and by appointment.


Fall 2017
FREN 281 - 01
French & Francophone Theater

FREN 324 - 01
Interpreting the "New World"

Spring 2018
FREN 102 - 03
French in Action II

FREN 238 - 01
Representing the Self/Yourself