Scott M. Sanders
Associate Professor of French
Affiliated Faculty in Music
My research investigates British and Caribbean influences on French performance culture. My first book, Voices from Beyond: Physiology, Sentience and the Uncanny in Eighteenth-Century French Literature, won the 2021 Walker Cowen Memorial Prize for outstanding scholarship in eighteenth-century studies. My second book project, entitled An Uneasy Marriage: Reflections of the Black Atlantic on French Stages, examines the influence of the Black Atlantic on eighteenth-century French theater, especially in theatrical works produced across the naval admiralties in Metropolitan France, including the slave trading ports Bordeaux and Nantes.
French and Italian
- B.M. Indiana University
- M.A. New York University
- Ph.D. New York University
Voices from Beyond: Physiology, Sentience and the Uncanny in Eighteenth-Century French Literature, University of Virginia Press, (April 2022). Walker Cowen Memorial Prize.
Review by Logan J. Connors, The French Review, vol. 96 no. 4, 2023, p. 200-200.
Review by Nathalie Vuillemin, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, vol. 35, no. 4, 2023, pp. 559-562
"Singing through the Pain: Murat riffing on Montaigne," Eighteenth-Century Fiction. 35, no. 4 (2023), 445-462
Works In Progress
An Uneasy Marriage: Reflections of the Black Atlantic on French Stages. (Book in progress)