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Susan Maslan

Associate Professor
Thursday 3-4, Friday 1-2

Research Areas

Professor Maslan works on early modern French literary and political history. She is currently at work on a book-length project called “Citizen/Human: The Literary Genealogy of Human Rights in France, 1640-1795”

Selected Publications

“Comedy in the Age of Reason,” in The History of Modern French Literature, ed. Christopher Prendergast, (Princeton: Princeton University Press ).

“Society and Nature in Revolutionary Rights Debates,” in The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights, eds. Sophia Mcclennen and Alexandra Shultheis Moore (Routledge, 2015).

“Melancholy Racine: Benjamin’s Trauerspiel and Literary Jews,” Yale French Studies 124, eds. Hall Bjornstad and Katherine Ibbett (2014).

“Unfreedom and Political Subjectivity in Eighteenth-Century France,” in Unfreedom, eds. Tue Anderson Nexǿ and Christopher Prendergast, (Bielefeld [Germany]: Transcript Verlag, 2014.

« S’Asservir dans la théâtre de Corneille, »  Héros ou Personnage ? Le Personnel dans le théâtre de Pierre Corneille, Ed. Myriam Dufour-Maitre, (Rouen: Presses des universités de Rouen et du Havre), 2013.

“‘Gotta Serve Somebody’: Service, Autonomy, Society,” in eds. Sophia A. McClennen and Joseph R. Slaughter, Human Rights and Literary Forms, spec issue Comparative Literature Studies, v.46, no 1 (2009): 45-75.

“The Dream of the Feeling Citizen: Law and Emotion in Corneille and Montesquieu,” SubStance 109 (2006).

Revolutionary Acts: Theater, Democracy, and the French Revolution (Johns Hopkins University Press 2005, paperback edition 2015).

“The Antihuman: Man and Citizen before the Declaration of the Rights of Man,” (SAQ:South Atlantic Quarterly)(2004).

“Susannah at her Bath: Surveillance and Revolutionary Drama” Eighteenth-Century Studies (2001).

“La féminité juive et le problème de la représentation dramatique” Papers on 17th Century French Literature (1999).

“Resisting Representation: Theater and Democracy in Revolutionary France” Representations (1995).