Papers & Talks

Honors & Awards

Literary Sociability and Literary Property in France, 1775 - 1793: Beaumarchais, Société des auteurs dramatiques and the Comédie Française (Ashgate Publishers, 2006).

A Field of Honor: Writers, Court Culture and Public Theater in French Literary Life
from Racine to the Revolution
(Columbia University Press/ EPIC: 2002).

Cultures in Conflict: The French Revolution (Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003).

"Beaumarchais, Social Experience and Literary Figures in Eighteenth-Century Life," SVEC 2005:04 143 - 170.

“Règlements royaux et régles du jeu: La propriete litteraire à la Comédie Française au XVIIIe siècle,” Révue d’histoire moderne et contemporaine (2004).

"Reconsidering the Censorship of Writers in Enlightenment-Era France," Journal of Modern History (June 2003).

"Social Hierarchy and Self-Image in the Age of Enlightenment: The Utility of Norbert Elias for 18th-Century French Historiography," Journal of Early Modern History 6:1 (Feb. 2002).

"The Self-Fashionings of Olympe de Gouges, 1784 - 1789," Eighteenth-Century Studies 34:1 (Spring 2001) 383 - 402.

"The Coming of the French Revolution in Multi-Media," History Teacher 34: 2 (2001) 1 - 14.

"After the Fall: The Chute of a Play, Droits d'auteur, and Propriété littéraire in the Old Regime," French Historical Studies 22:4 (Fall 1999) 82 - 99 .

"Scripting the Patriotic Playwright in Enlightenment-era France: Louis-Sébastien Mercier's Self-Fashionings, between Court and Public," Historical Reflections26:1 (2000) 1 - 27.

"Dramatic Authorship and the Honor of Men of Letters in Eighteenth-Century France,"
Studies on Eighteenth-Century Culture 27 (1998) 257 - 281.

"Beaumarchais and the 'Mémoire sur la "Préface" de Nadir', "Romance Notes XXXVII: 3 (March 1997) 239 - 249. (Co-authored with Donald C. Spinelli).

"Playwriting and Cultural Capital: The Société des Auteurs Dramatiques and the Comédie Française," Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century 347 (1997).

"Le Fuel de Méricourt and the Journal des théâtres: An Episode in the Politics of Culture in Prerevolutionary France." French History IX:1 (March 1995) 1-28.

"Critical Responses to Utopian Writings in the French Enlightenment: Three Periodicals as Case Studies." Utopian Studies V:1 (1994) 48 - 71.