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Rachel
Mesch

Professor of English and French; Chair, English Department

BA, Yale College,
MA, Columbia University,
PhD, University of Pennsylvania,

Dr. Rachel Mesch received her BA from Yale College (1993), her MA from Columbia University (1995), and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania (2000). A specialist in nineteenth-century French literature, Dr. Mesch’s main areas of research and teaching include the French novel, women writers, gender studies, visual and media culture, the French Enlightenment, and the Belle Epoque. She has published articles on women writers of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.

Dr. Mesch is the author of Having It All in the Belle Epoque: How French Women Writers Invented the Modern Woman (Stanford UP, 2013), and The Hysteric's Revenge: French Women Writers at the Fin de Siècle (Vanderbilt U. Press, 2006). Her new book, Before Trans: Three Gender Stories from Nineteenth-Century France will be published by Stanford University Press in the Spring of 2020. She serves as associate editor of Nineteenth-Century French Studies.

Her writing can also be found on Slate.com, Slate.fr, Tablet magazine, Lilith, and the Wonders & Marvels history blog.

The Hysteric's Revenge: French Women Writers at the Fin de Siècle (Vanderbilt UP, 2006).

Having it All in the Belle Epoque: How French Women's Magazines Invented the Modern World (Stanford UP, 2013).

Before Trans: Three Gender Stories from Nineteenth-Century France. (Stanford UP, 2020).

rachel.mesch@gmail.com
212-960-5400 x6868

Wilf campus - Belfer Hall
Room#508

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Fall 2019

Senior colloquium

Parisian Views

France and Its Others

 

 

 

Fall 2017
Awakenings: Modernist Fictions
ENG 2073

 

First Year Writing
FYWR 1020

 

Parisian Views
INTC 1005H

 

Spring 2017
First Year Writing
FYWR 1020H

 

France and its Others
CUOT 1009

 

French Novel (in Translation)
ENG 2188