Luke Eilderts

Luke Eilderts

Luke Eilderts
Assistant Professor of French
Office: EN-D157
Phone: (203) 392-6755 


Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
M.A., The Pennsylvania State University
B.A., The University of Wisconsin–La Crosse

Twentieth- and twenty-first-century French culture studies, citizenship, sexuality, masculinity, French & Francophone sociolinguistics, French & Francophone media culture, technology in the language classroom

“Symbolic Violence and Public Displays of Difference.” In Visualizing Violence in Francophone Cultures. Magali Compan, ed. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2015).

 “Prononcer mâle ou prononcer mal: Linguistic Markers of Effeminacy in Early Modern French.” Barbara E. Bullock, co-author. The French Review 83.2 (2009): 282-293.

“The Nation according to Lavisse: Teaching Masculinity and Male Citizenship in Third-Republic France.” Denis M. Provencher, co-author. French Cultural Studies 18.1 (2007): 31-57.

Book Reviews
Carrick, Jill. Nouveau Réalisme, 1960s France, and the Neo-avant-garde: Topographies of Chance and Return. The French Review 87.3 (2014): 120-121.

Lane, Philippe and Michael Worton, eds, French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century. H-France Review 12.150 (2012).

Caron, David. My Father and I: The Marais and the Queerness of Community. The French Review 84.4 (2011): 839-840.

Au-delà des murs: French Civilization, Technology, and the Distance Education Classroom.” 40 Years of Contemporary French Civilization Conference, Liverpool University Press (publisher of Contemporary French Civilization French Cultural Studies), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, September 3-5, 2015.

“French Culture Studies in the Classroom: The Next Generation.” Roundtable participant with Drs. N. Christine Brookes (Central MI U), Audra Merfeld Langston (MO U of Science & Technology), Amanda Shoaf Vincent (U of FL), Lynn E. Palermo (Susquehanna U), Monique Yaari (PA State U). Society for French Historical Studies, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, April 16-19, 2015.

“Redefining Marriage in France and the US: What Makes a Family.” Invited presentation at the Richard Stockton University of New Jersey. Galloway, New Jersey, March 2, 2015.

“‘The Worlds most Homoerotic Anti-Gay Protest’: HOMMEN and the French Anti-Same-Sex Marriage Demonstrations.” 60th Annual Conference of the Society for French Historical Studies (SFHS), Université de Québec à Montréal. Montréal (Québec), Canada, April 24-26, 2014.

 “‘Je ne m’appelle pas Leïla’: Value, Name-calling, and the Economy of Identity in Abdellah Taïa’s Une mélancolie arabe.” 20th- and 21st-century French & Francophone Studies International Colloquium, co-organized and hosted by New York University, SUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University. New York City, March 6-8, 2014.

Dans la peau d’un jeune homo: How to be Young and Gay in a French Graphic Novel.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. San Diego, California, November 1-3, 2013.

Violence, Visibility, and Sexuality: Exploring the Role of Violence and the Body in Gay Pride.” Northeast Modern Language Association. Boston, Massachusetts, March 21-23, 2013.

“Gays, Glam, and Glitter: Transforming the City one Step at a Time.” Invited presentation. Bellini Colloquium. The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures. The College of William & Mary. January 27, 2012.