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Isabelle DeMarte

Associate Professor of French

Miller Hall

Isabelle Cassagne DeMarte joined the faculty of Lewis & Clark College as Assistant Professor of French in 2001. Born and raised in France, she received her Licence d’anglais from the Université de Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle in 1990, and her Maîtrise de littérature anglaise from the Université Blaise Pascal de Clermont-Ferrand in 1992. She graduated from Michigan State University, where she received both her MA (1993) and her PhD (1999) in French Literature. She teaches courses at all levels of the curriculum. Her teaching and research interests include eighteenth-century literature, literary genres, genre transgressions, literature & law/philosophy/history/epistemology, letter writing, the lord’s right, Diderot, and Olympe de Gouges. She has published on Diderot, Olympe de Gouges, and Sébastien-Roch-Nicolas Chamfort. Her current research deals with the letter form in polemical and philosophical letters to highlight the key role they played in carrying out the Enlightenment project of reforming the way people thought.

Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm - 02:30pm and by appointment.

Academic Credentials

PhD 1999, M.A. 1993 Michigan State University, M.A. 1992 Université Blaise Pascal, BA 1990 Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle

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Isabelle DeMarte’s office is located in room 306 of Miller.


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Isabelle DeMarte Associate Professor of French

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