Juliette Cherbuliez

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • PhD and MA: Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1999, 1994.
  • BA: Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1992.


  • Dramatic literature, theater history, performance studies
  • ethics and experience of violence
  • 17th-century French literature and culture, esp. drama and the novel
  • Libertinism and free-thinking
Courses Taught
  • Fren 3671 - Theater of Pain: Violence and the Spectacular in Premodern France
  • Human Nature from Descartes to Sade
  • Fren 8271 - The Novel of the Ancien Regime
  • Fren 3710 - Reading Libertinage: The French Novel in Translation
  • Freshman Seminar/Honors Seminar: Luxury and Literature
  • Fren 3350 - Classical Theater: Women Who Kill and the Men Who Love Them
  • Fren 3101W - Introduction to French Literature
  • 3015 - Advanced French Grammar and Composition
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Chair: University of Minnesota Press Committee on the Press , 2012 - 2014
  • University of Minnesota Press, Committee on the Press: Member , 2009 - 2012
  • Director of Graduate Studies, French: 2007 - 2013
  • Winton Chair Committee: Member , 2013 - 2014


  • Theorizing Early Modern Studies Research Laboratory in History, Literature, Visual Studies, and Science (TEMS): Interdisciplinary works-in-progress collaborative seminar, 2003 - 2013
  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Group: Theorizing Early Modern Studies , 2009 - 2015
  • “Jacques Callot’s Billows, Puffs, and Plumes,” Romance Quarterly 38.2 (2021)
  • In the Wake of Medea. Neoclassical Theater and the Arts of Destruction (Fordham University Press, 2020). 250pp. Image
  • “The Sound of The Archive: Toward a Variable Acoustic Model of What We Can Never Hear,” in Databases, Revenues, & Repertory. The French Stage Online, 1680-1793. Eds. Jeff Ravel and Sylvaine Guyot. MIT Press, 2020
  • “The Necessity of Violence: Hypotyposis as a point of entry to tragic discourse and performance,” MLA Approaches to Teaching Tragedy, eds. H. Bilis and E. McClure (Article accepted August 2017, forthcoming 2021).
  • with Andrew Billing, ed. and introduction, “Paris, Imagined Capital: Economic Transition and Modernity (17th to 19th Centuries).” L’Esprit Créateur, 55.3 (September), 2015.
  • “« Et que méconnaîtrait l’œil même de son père ». Les limites du savoir oculaire dans la description tragique.” Littératures Classiques 82.3 pp.176-183.
  • “Myth and Ritual,” in A Cultural History of Tragedy: Enlightenment. Mitchell Greenberg, ed. London: Bloomsbury, 2019. Co-authored with Christopher Semk.
  • “The Frisson of No-Touch. A Fan’s Gallant Allegory of the Senses,” Seventeenth-Century French Studies. 36:1 (June 2014). pp. 18–27.
  • “Silence of the Flames: The Slow Burn of Hercule mourant,” L’Eloquence du silence, eds. J. Tamas and H. Bilis, Paris: Garnier, 2014. pp. 57-76.
  • “Ways of Knowing: Teaching the Predisciplinarity of the Late Seventeenth Century,” in Approaches to Teaching 17th- and 18th-Century Women Writers, ed. Faith Beasley MLA Publications, 2011. Pp. 109-118.
  • The Science of Seduction: Libertinism’s Privileged Spheres of Knowing,” in Sex Education and the Eighteenth Century,, ed. Shane Agin, London: SVEC (2011 Fall): 217-236.
  • “On Letting Sleeping Blonds Lie: Gender, Leisure Literature, and the Imagination in Fontenelle,” The Romanic Review 102:1-2 (2011 March), 145-168.
  • “Médée Cosmopolite,“ Penser la Terreur, Actes de Cerisy-la-Salle, Presses universitaires de Dijon, 2009.
  • ed. and intro. “Rare-en-tout,“ Théâre de femmes, XVIe-XVIIIe siècles, éd. Aurore Evain, Perry Gethner, Henriette Goldwyn. Collection « l'école du genre », Publications de l'Université de Saint-Etienne, 2008.
  • Cherbuliez, Juliette. The Place of Exile. Leisure Literature and the Limits of Absolutism . Bucknell University Press, 2005. Image
  • "Détours aux marges de la cour: un Ovide du grand siècle dans Les Exilez de la Cour d’Auguste," Mme de Villedieu: nouvelles perspectives critiques , Presses Universitaires de Dijon, 2004.
  • "Performing Print, Forming Print: Montpensier and the Politics of Elite Textual Production," Papers on Seventeenth-Century French Literature, 2003.
  • “The Outlaw’s Itinerary: Circulation and Identity in Eustache Le Noble’s La Fausse Comtesse d’Isambourg.“ The French Review 73:3 (2000 Feb), pp. 475-85.