Helen Solterer
Professor of Romance Studies

My research and teaching focus on premodern literature and culture in French and their interplay with contemporary thought; twentieth-century French cultural history; writing through gender.

I am currently completing, with the support of the Guggenheim Foundation, Timely Fictions in French,  an almanac of premodern literary and graphic arts.  Published works include: Migrants shaping Europe, past and present: Multilingual literatures, arts, and cultures, ed. with Vincent Joos (Manchester, forthcoming, 2022);  James Joyce Remembered, edition 2022 (C.P. Curran), ed. with Alice Ryan (UCD, forthcoming, 2022); Un Moyen Âge républicain: les paradoxes du théâtre en temps de guerre (Presses Paris-Sorbonne, 2014) Medieval Roles for Modern Times (Penn State 2010); The Master and Minerva (California 1995); European Medieval Studies Under Fire, 1919-1945, an edited collection (JMEMS, Duke. 1995).  

Students interested in researching premodern fiction in French are particularly welcome. 

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Wednesdays, 5-6 pm.
& by appt.

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