François Proulx


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PhD, Harvard University
BA, McGill University (First-Class Honours)

Research Interests

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature
Gender and sexuality studies
Québec and francophone literatures
Literary theory, translation studies
Marcel Proust

Professional Information

My book Victims of the Book: Reading and Masculinity in Fin-de-Siècle France (University of Toronto Press, 2019) shows how, in a cultural context of perceived national decline and contentious educational reforms, the adolescent male reader became a subject of grave social concern in late-nineteenth-century France. This project was awarded a research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

I am a member of the Proust research team (Équipe Proust) at ITEM, the Institute for Modern Texts and Manuscripts, Paris (Institut des textes et manuscrits modernes, CNRS/ENS), and a member of the editorial board of Bulletin Marcel Proust.

I am Associate Editor of Corr-Proust, the new digital edition of Marcel Proust's correspondence, an international collaborative project bringing together the University of Ilinois, ITEM, and the Université Grenoble Alpes.

Honors & Awards

Campus Distinguished Promotion Award (2019)
Helen Corley Petit Scholar (2019-2020)


French 211: Introduction to Literary Studies
French 311: Love Stories
French 322: World Literature in French
French 336: French Cultural History 1789-1968
French 443: Quebec Literature and Film
French 574: Reading in the 19th-Century French Novel
French 578: Marcel Proust
French 579: French Literature meets Queer Theory

Office Address

FLB 2150

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Research Output

Victims of the Book: Reading and Masculinity in Fin-de-Siècle France

Proulx, F., Nov 2019, University of Toronto Press. 408 p. (University of Toronto Romance Series)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Proust and the Arts

    McDonald, C. (ed.) & Proulx, F. (ed.), Dec 2015, Cambridge University Press. 285 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • La mer fleurie, de Heredia à Elstir

    Proulx, F., 2019, In : Bulletin Marcel Proust. 69, p. 153-165

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Proust lecteur d'Emerson à l'époque de Jean Santeuil

    Proulx, F., 2019, In : Roman 20-50. 67, p. 89-100

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Une apocalypse ludique: Autour d'un dessin inédit de Proust

    Proulx, F., 2019, In : Bulletin d’informations proustiennes. 49, p. 17-31

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Press / Media

    Honors & Recognition

    NEH Fellowship

    Francois Proulx (Recipient), 2014