Charles-Louis Morand Métivier, a native of France, received his Ph.D. 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 La 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 published on articles Ronsard and du Bellay, Christine de Pizan, and Philippe de Mézières. He is working on a critical edition and translation in prose of the Tragédie du sac de Cabrières for AMS Press, as well as on a volume on emotions and literature in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.