Late 16th-century and 17th-century literature: fiction, women writers, "libertins"; grammar and stylistics.
Teaching and Research Interests: Martine Debaisieux teaches courses ranging from early modern literature and intellectual history to French cinema. Her teaching also includes advanced French grammar, stylistics and translation. She is involved in T.A. training as course chair for 4th semester and 5th semester French. Her main area of research is late 16th and 17th-century literature (baroque fiction; women writers; libertine writers; devotional poetry; literature and painting). In addition to Charles Sorel, her publication has focused on Hélisenne de Crenne, Marie de Gournay, Théophile de Viau, Scarron, Jean Auvray, La Fontaine -- as well as on Laclos and Butor. She is currently completing a book manuscript on libertine and women authors’ strategies of rewriting.
- Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award (Spring 2005)
- Halverson-Bascom Professorship (2000-2003)
- Faculty Development Grant (Fall 2004; Spring 1994)
- Vilas Associate Grant (1996-1997)
- Resident Fellowship, Institute of Research in the Humanities (Fall 1990)
- Research Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies (1986-87)
- Le Procès du roman: Ecriture et contrefaçon chez Charles Sorel, Anma Libri, "Stanford French and Italian Studies", 1989. Republication, Orléans: Editions Paradigme, 2000.
- Violence et fiction jusqu'à la Révolution. Travaux du IXe colloque international de la SATOR. Ed. with G. Verdier. Etudes Littéraires Françaises. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 1998.
- Le Labyrinthe de Versailles: Parcours critiques de Molière à La Fontaine. Ed. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 1998.
- Critical edition -- Charles Sorel, Description de l’île de portraiture. Genève: Droz, 2006.
- « Memoirs of an Indocile Daughter’: Encounters with Elaine Marks ». In Life Writing, Death Writing: The Legacy of Elaine Marks. Ed. R. Goodkin (U. of Wisconsin Press, 2006), pp. 31-56.