Logan Connors

Director of Undergraduate Studies in French
Faculty Director, UParis

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Logan J. Connors is Professor and Associate Chair of Modern Languages & Literatures at the University of Miami, where he also serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies in French and Academic Director of UParis, the University of Miami in Paris. He the author of The emergence of a theatrical science of man in France, 1660-1740 (2020), Dramatic battles in eighteenth-century France (2012), and a critical edition of Pierre-Laurent De Belloy’s Le Siège de Calais (2014). He is a recipient of a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities (2021) and a UM Provost’s Research Award (2017 and 2021). During academic year 2019-2020, he was an invited research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies (Collegium) in Lyon, France, where he began a new project on the diverse relationships between theater and the military in France and its colonies from 1750 to 1815. He is the convenor of UM’s interdisciplinary research group in Theatre and Performance Studies at the Center for the Humanities.



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


Provost’s Research Award in the Humanities, 2021

Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, 2019-20, Lyon, France

Fellow, Summer Writing Institute, Univ. of Miami, 2018

Provost's Research Award in the Humanities, Univ. of Miami, 2017

Dean's International Travel Award, Univ. of Miami, 2017

NEH Chair in the Humanities, Bucknell University, 2015-2017

Clifford Prize Jury, ASECS, 2014-2015

Fellow, Teaching & Learning Center, Bucknell, 2014-2015


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