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Michael Meere

Associate Professor of French

300 High Street, 303

French Section Head

Associate Professor, Medieval Studies


BA Northwestern University
MA University of Virginia
PHD University of Virginia

Michael Meere


Michael Meere's research focuses primarily on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century francophone theater and performance. Prof. Meere's courses include all levels of French language as well as an array of seminars on francophone literatures and cultures from the Middle Ages to today. Prof. Meere is also the house advisor for the Maison Francophone


Forthcoming and Recent Publications:

Onstage Violence in Sixteenth-Century French Tragedy: Performance, Ethics, Poetics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming. (Author)

“French Renaissance Drama.” Oxford Bibliographies in Renaissance and Reformation. Ed. Margaret King. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming. (Author)

Coups de maître. Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Literature and Culture, in Honour of John D. Lyons. Medieval and Early Modern French Studies 18. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2021. (Co-editor with Kelly Fender McConnell)

Staging Justice in Early Modern France. Special Issue of Early Modern French Studies 42.2 (2020): 105-217. (Guest co-editor with Valérie M. Dionne)

"Just Friends? Queering Male-Male Amity in Jean de Beaubreuil's Regulus (1582)." Exemplaria: Medieval, Early Modern, Theory, 32.4 (2020): 304-325. (Author)

“Filling in the Gaps: Identity, Exile, and Performance in 1962 and Babel Taxi by Mohamed Kacimi.”  North African Literatures Beyond the Francophone Maghreb. Ed. Ziad Bentahar and Erin K. Twohig. Special Issue of the Journal of the African Literature Association, 14.3 (2020): 435-453. (Co-author with Sophie Dora Tulchin)

“On Specters and Skulls: Rosamund and Alboin in Seventeenth-Century French Tragedy.” 129-148. The Dark Thread: From Tragical Histories to Gothic Novels. Ed. John D. Lyons. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2019. (Author)

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

By appointment.


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

Fall 2021
FREN 397 - 01
Forbidden Love