University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics

Faculty - Charles-Louis Morand Métivier


Charles-Louis Morand Métivier, Assistant Professor of French

  • Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
  • C.V.
Fields of Study

French Medieval and Renaissance Studies; and history of emotions.

Contact Information
Email: Charles-Louis Morand Métivier
Office: 511 Waterman

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11-11:40 and 12:45-1:45; and by appointment

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.