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Michael Meere

Assistant Professor of French

300 High Street, 303

Assistant Professor, Medieval Studies


BA Northwestern University
MA University of Virginia
PHD University of Virginia

Michael Meere


Michael Meere is a scholar of francophone literatures and cultures from the late fifteenth century to today. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, ranging from queer re-readings of male-male amity in sixteenth-century France to identity and exile in Mohamed Kacimi's 1962 and Babel Taxi. He is currently investigating how the early modern francophone world gets re-played in contemporary performance, a project that will culminate in a special issue of L'Esprit Créateur (summer 2022), co-edited with Annelle Curulla.

He is the author of Onstage Violence in Sixteenth-Century French Tragedy (forthcoming), editor of French Renaissance and Baroque Drama (2015), and co-editor with Kelly Fender McConnell of Coups de maître. Studies in Early Modern Literature and Culture, in Honour of John D. Lyons (forthcoming) and, with Valérie M. Dionne, of "Staging Justice in Early Modern France" (2020), a special issue of Early Modern French Studies

Michael Meere earned a B.A. with Honors in French and Comparative Literary Studies from Northwestern University, a Maîtrise in Lettres modernes from Université Lumière Lyon 2, a Master 2 in Littérature française et comparée from Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), and an M.A. and Ph.D. in French from the University of Virginia. His research has been supported by various funding bodies including the Fulbright Scholar Program, the Chateaubriand Fellowship Program, and the Society for Early Modern French Studies.

Academic Affiliations

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Spring 2021
CHUM 363 - 01
(Un)Popular Performances

Summer 2021
RL&L 123Z - 01
Love, Sex, and Marriage

Fall 2021
FREN 397 - 01
Forbidden Love