Maxime Foerster

Associate Professor of French
French Area Chair

World Languages and Literatures, French


Office: Clements 308D
Phone: 214-768-1691

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)


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Areas of Interest

  • Modern and contemporary France
  • Vampirism
  • Social Justice
  • Love in French Romanticism
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Minorities


  • “On Feeling Mighty Real: Devenir gay à Montréal pendant l’ère disco dans Funkytown, de Daniel Roby,” in Contemporary French Civilization, vol.43, no. 3-4, 2018. 373-389.
  • “Découverte de la sexualité dans Le pain nu de Mohamed Choukri et L’armée du salut d’Abdellah Taïa,” in Revue d’Histoire de l’Enfance “Irrégulière, October 2018. 105-122.
  • “A New Catalogue of Perversions: Sexology and Decadence,” in States of Decadence, On the Aesthetics of Beauty, Decline and Transgression across Time and Space, ed. Barstad, Guri and Karen P. Knutsen. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, November 2016. 266-279.
  • “Suicide et enthousiasme chez Germaine de Staël,” in Romantisme, no. 173, 3/2016. 125-137.
  • “Du 'Familles, je vous hais!' au transfuge de classe: le cas Eddy Bellegueule,” in Critical Review of Contemporary French Fixxion[Online] no. 12, 2016. 72-83.
  • The Politics of Love (2018, UP of New Hampshire).

Courses Taught

  • FREN 4361: French Decadence
  • FREN 4372 Vampirism in French Literature and Cinema
  • FREN 4375 French Civilization
  • FREN 4381 Love in French Literature and Philosophy
  • FREN 4362 Social Justice in French 19th-century Literature
  • FREN 4395 French and Francophone Women Writers
  • HIST/HRTS 3317 Sexual Minorities and Human Rights