Faculty - Charles-Louis Morand Métivier
Charles-Louis Morand Métivier, a native of France, received his PhD in French literature, as well as a certificate in Medieval and Renaissance studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013.
His research focuses on the literary representation of the extreme emotions begotten by medieval and renaissance massacres, and on how these emotions helped create an idea of the nascent French nation as an emotional community, transcending the traditional ideas of nation building.
He has secondary interests in literary and gender theory, early-modern poetry and theater, and in the expression of French popular culture (cinema, television, music, graphic novels, etc…)
He is a co-coordinator for the Maison Française and enjoys helping students discover and understand the many sides of French culture. He has taught classes on language, culture, translation, and literature. He is currently working on articles dealing with Ronsard and du Bellay, and Christine de Pizan and poverty. His next project will be a critical, bilingual edition of the anonymous Renaissance tragedy La Tragédie du sac de Cabrières.