Logan Connors

Faculty Director, UParis

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Logan J. Connors is Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures. He researches French literature, mainly theatre, from 1650 to 1815 as well as topics in theatre & performance studies, the history of the emotions, and comparative revolution studies. At Miami, he teaches French & Francophone Literatures from the medieval period to the present as well as graduate seminars on performance studies and professionalization. In 2022-2023, he was a visiting professor in the Department of French and Comparative Literatures at Sorbonne Université and at the Centre d’étude de la langue et des littératures françaises (CELLF) in Paris, where he was recently elected as a research associate. In 2019-2020, he was an invited research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies (Collegium) in Lyon, France. He was recently named Cooper Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences at UM.

He is the book series editor of Scènes francophones (Bucknell University Press), the only North American book series dedicated to French-language theatre. At UM, he co-convenes, with Michiko Katayama Skinner (Theatre Arts) the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Theatre & Performance Studies. He is currently finishing a monograph on the relations between theatre and the military in France and its colonial empire from 1750 to 1800. He is also working on a collaborative volume about theatre, performance, and revolution across the globe and starting a new monograph project on theatre during the French Revolutionary Terror.



2010Ph.D. French and Francophone Studies, Louisiana State University
2006M.A. French and Francophone Studies, Louisiana State University
2004B.A. History and French, University of Rhode Island

Professional Experience

- Series Editor, Scènes francophones, Bucknell University Press (North America’s only Book Series dedicated to French & Francophone Theater)
- Co-Convener, Univ. of Miami Interdisciplinary Research Group on Theatre & Performance Studies
- Member, International Research Group, La Haine du théâtre (anti-theatrical discourses) (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
- Member, Workgroup, Digitization Project: Registres de la Comédie-Française

Honors & Acknowledgements


Cooper Fellowship, College of Arts and Sciences, 2022-2025

Invited Professorship, Sorbonne Université, 2022

NEH Summer Stipend, 2021

Provost’s Research Award in the Humanities, 2021

Institute for Advanced Studies 10-month fellowship (Lyon), 2019-2020

Provost’s Research Award in the Humanities, 2017

NEH Chair in the Humanities, Bucknell University, 2014-2016


LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Cultural Studies | French and Francophone Studies | Literary/Critical Theory | Medieval and Early Modern | Theater/Performance Studies | 18th-19th Century


Connors, Logan J. Theatre Survey Total Theater for Total War: Experiencing the French Revolution’s War Play.1-1762.1 (forthcoming, 2021).

Connors, Logan J. Colonialism, Slavery, and Performance: Theatre and the Eighteenth-Century French Caribbean 19-40 (Oxford and Liverpool: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, forthcoming. 2021).

Connors, Logan J. with Jason H. Pearl Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture Scholarship Across the Aisle: Establishing Interdisciplinarity in Eighteenth-Century Studies25-3050 (2020).

Connors, Logan J. "Celebrating Voltaire in the 1760s." (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press - Online. 2020).


Connors, Logan J. A Critical Edition of Le Siège de Calais by Pierre-Laurent De Belloy (London, Modern Humanities Research Association. 2014).

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

Connors, Logan J. (.ed) Writing Against the Stage: anti-theatrical discourse in early modern Europe. Double-Issue of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research 29.1/29.2 (2015).

Connors, Logan J., Douthwaite, Julia, Catriona Seth, and Antoinette Sol, editors. "Teaching the Revolution’s Theater as Cultural History.” Teaching Representations of the French Revolution" (New York, MLA. 2019.).

Connors, Logan J., Thouret, Clotilde, editor. "“Auteur dramatique ou Homme dangereux: la représentation de soi et de l’autre dans les comédies de Charles Palissot.”" 317-328 (Paris, Garnier. 2018).

Connors, Logan J., Leon, Mechele, editor. "“Enlightenment Interpretations of Theatre.”" A Cultural History of Theatre 117-137. (London, Bloomsbury. 2017).

Connors, Logan J., Gvozdeva, Katja, Tatiana Korneeva, and Kirill Ospovat, editors. "“Pierre Nicole, Jean-Baptiste Dubos, and the psychological experience of theatrical performance in early modern France.”" Dramatic Experience: Poetics of Drama and the Public Sphere(s) in Early Modern Europe and Beyond. 172-188. (Leiden, Brill. 2016).

Connors, Logan J