Molly Robinson Kelly
Associate Professor of French, Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
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Molly Robinson Kelly joined the faculty of Lewis and Clark College in 2004. She received her candidature and licence from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Princeton University in 2000, with a concentration in French literature of the Middle Ages. She has taught courses in French language, literature, and civilization, as well as seminars in French literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and 19th century. Her publications include articles on the medieval legend of Tristan and Yseut, Old French lexico-grammatical disambiguation, as well as Oscar Wilde and the twentieth-century author Albert Cohen. She co-edited a volume of Oeuvres et critiques dedicated to the Princeton-based Charrette Project, and her book, The Hero’s Place: Medieval Literary Traditions of Space and Belonging, was published in 2009 with Catholic University of America Press.
Her recent research interests revolve around the conjunctions of spirituality and literature, in particular in the nineteenth century. She has focused most recently on authors Gustave Flaubert, Charles Baudelaire, and Oscar Wilde.