François Proulx

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Personal profile


  • 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 fin-de-siècle 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.

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Marcel Proust Arts & Humanities
intoxication Social Sciences
didactics Social Sciences
writer Social Sciences
adolescent Social Sciences
Sexuality Arts & Humanities
Teaching Social Sciences
Educators Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2011 2019

Proust and the Arts

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

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Marcel Proust
Sound Recording
Portrait Photography

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

Honors & Recognition

NEH Fellowship

Francois Proulx (Recipient), 2014