Michael Meere

Associate Professor of French

300 High Street, 303

French Section Head

Associate Professor, Medieval Studies


BA Northwestern University
MA University of Virginia
MA Université Lumière Lyon 2
MA Université of Paris - Sorbonne
PHD University of Virginia

Michael Meere


I am a Queer scholar of Francophone literatures and cultures with a focus on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century theater and performance. I am particularly interested in representations and (ab)uses of violence in its many forms (physical, symbolic, metaphorical, verbal, sexual, and so on), and how the pre-1800 Francophone world gets 'replayed' in the twenty-first century. At Wesleyan, I teach all levels of French language courses as well as seminars in French and English, such as "Love, Sex, and Marriage in Renaissance Europe," "Forbidden Love from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution," and "Spectacles of Violence." I am also the House Advisor for the Maison Francophone.

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

By appointment (MWF online; TR in person or online).


Fall 2021
FREN 397 - 01
Forbidden Love

Spring 2022
FREN 215 - 01
Composition and Conversation

FREN 223 - 01
French Way(s)