Faculty Directory

World Languages and Literatures

World Languages and Literatures, French

Maxime Foerster

Associate Professor of French
French Area Chair

Ph.D., University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Clements 308D


Courses Taught: 

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

Special interests: 

Modern and Contemporary France, Vampirism, Social Justice, Love in French Romanticism, Gender & Sexuality studies, Minorities

Recent Publications:

“On Feeling Mighty Real: Devenir gay à Montréal pendant l’ère disco dans Funkytown, de Daniel Roby,” in Contemporary French Civilizationvol.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).

For curriculum vitae, click here.


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