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Helen Solterer

Professor of Romance Studies
Romance Studies
Box 90257, Durham, NC 27708-0257
217B Language Center, Durham, NC 27708
Office hours Wednesdays, 5-6 pm.
& by appt.  


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.

An Almanach of Timely Fictions, the book I'm currently completing, spans literature and graphic arts.  Published works include: Migrants shaping Europe, past and present: Multilingual literatures, arts, and cultures, ed. with Vincent Joos (Manchester, 2022);  James Joyce Remembered, edition 2022 (C.P. Curran), ed. with Alice Ryan (UCD, 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. 

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Romance Studies · 2010 - Present Romance Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Toronto (Canada) · 1986 Ph.D.