Joshua Armstrong

Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2013

Associate Professor


670 Van Hise Hall

Primary language



20th– and 21st-century French literature, theory, and culture; urban studies and cartographic theory; geocriticism and ecocriticism.



  • Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel, Forthcoming with Liverpool University Press, May 2019


  • “Spatial Stream of Consciousness.”  SubStance.  Forthcoming in spring 2019
  • “French Edgeland Poetics: Topography and Ecology in Jean Rolin’s ‘Les événements’ “, Forthcoming in France in Flux (Liverpool UP)
  • “Annie Ernaux and Sophie Calle: Agency and the Ambient Language of Everyday Life.” French Review 90.4. 132-144, 2017
  • “French Psychogeography Today?: The Case of Thomas Clerc’s “Paris, musée du XXIe siècle, le dixième arrondissement.” Literature and Geography: The Writing of Space Throughout History, Ed. Peraldo, Emmanuelle. Cambridge Scholars, 2016. 332-339, 2016
  • “Empiritexts: Mapping Attention and Invention in Post-1980 French Literature.” French Forum 40.1. 93-108, 2015
  • “Everyday Ekphrastic Excursions: Olivier Rolin and Jean-Christophe Bailly.” Romance Studies, 33.3-4. 285-295, 2015
  • “Writer, Window, World: Jean Rolin’s Perishing Panoramas and François Bon’s Fleeting Frame.” Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 17:4. 462-471, 2013
  • “The Glorified Woman: Abstraction and Domination in “Le Livre du Voir-dit.” Romanic Review 102:1-2. 91-108, 2011
  • “Solving the Massacre of October 17, 1961: History and the Exigencies of Genre Fiction in “Meurtres pour mémoire.” Romance Review 5:19. 4-15, 2009


Movement and Amblance in Thomas Clerc’s Paris, musée du XXIe siècle, le dixième arrondissement Interactive Maps