Logan Connors came to Bucknell in 2010, after completing his Ph.D. in French & Francophone Studies and Comparative Literature at Louisiana State University. He teaches French & Francophone classes at all levels, with a particular emphasis in French literature, theater, and visual culture from before the French Revolution. Prof. Connors is a specialist of the drama, literary criticism, and aesthetics of ancien régime France; he has also developed a recent interest in the role of emotion in foreign literature pedagogy. Prof. Connors has published in a variety of scholarly venues in both North American and Europe, and in AY 2013-2014, he will have the opportunity to share his research at conferences and colloquia in Philadelphia, Berlin, Chicago, Williamsburg (Virginia), and Paris. Also this year, he is a Faculty Fellow at Bucknell's Teaching & Learning Center, where he co-coordinates (with Dustyn Martincich) a Learning Series for pretenure and visiting faculty.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Louisiana State University

Research Interests

  • 17th- and 18th-century French theater
  • Literary and dramatic criticism of early-modern Europe
  • French Enlightenment historiography
  • Literature pedagogy
  • Contemporary literary and dramatic theories

Teaching Highlights

  • Bucknell University, Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Fall 2010-Present
  • Université Paris-Sorbonne, Visiting Scholar, Centre d'Etudes de la langue et de la littérature françaises des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles,September 2012-June 2013
  • Université Paris-Sorbonne, Membre-doctorant du CRHT, 2009-2010
  • Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon, Pensionnaire scientifique international, 2007-2009

Selected Publications


Dramatic battles in eighteenth-century France: philosophes, anti-philosophes and polemical theatre (Oxford University: Voltaire Foundation, 2012).

A Critical Edition of Le Siège de Calais by Pierre-Laurent De Belloy. In the series Patrimoine dramatique du XVIIIe siècle (T. Wynn and P. Frantz eds.) (London: Modern Humanities Research Association), forthcoming in winter 2013-2014.


with N. Dupont and J. Westbrook, "Three Strategies for Promoting Intellectual Engagement in Advanced Undergraduate Seminars." The French Review, 88.1 (forthcoming, 2014).

"The Power of Tragedy: An Eighteenth-Century Debate on Theater and its Relevance to Literature Pedagogy Today." The French Review, 87.3 (forthcoming, 2014).

'Pré-conditionnement' et cri public: la réception de L'Ecossaise de Voltaire (1760). In Voltaire homme de théâtre (Christophe Cave and Martial Poirson (eds.). Paris: Garnier, forthcoming, 2014.

"Les philosophes selon Charles Collé." In Charles Collé: au coeur de la République des lettres. Marie-Emmanuelle and Dominique Quéro (eds.). Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2013, pp. 247-256.

"'Initiators of Discursive Practices': Authorship, attribution, and intent in the debates between philosophes and anti-philosophes." French Forum, 37.4 (2012), pp. 15-30.

"Text(s) and Performance in Charles Palissot's Les Philosophes (1760)." In The Enlightenment: Critique, Myth and Utopia. Minna Ahokas, Timo Kaitaro & Charlotta Wolff (eds.), Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2011, pp. 175-191.

"L'esthétique du patriotisme dans la critique théâtrale à l'époque de la guerre de sept ans. Le cas du Siège de Calais (1765)." In Le public et la politique des arts au Siècle des Lumières. Christophe Henry and Daniel Rabreau (eds.). Paris: Université de Paris I and William Blake & Co., 2011, pp. 113-120.

"Performing Criticism during Cultural War: The case of Voltaire's l'Ecossaise (1760)." Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 10.1 (November 2010), pp. 61-80.


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