Matthieu P. Raillard
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, Chair of the World Languages and Literatures Department
- Matthieu Raillard
Matthieu Raillard joined the faculty at Lewis & Clark in 2004, after completing a PhD at the University of Virginia. He was born in Algeria, raised in France, and educated in the United States.
He specializes in Peninsular Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries. Prof. Raillard has written articles on the erotic literature of the Spanish enlightenment, the aesthetic theory of the sublime in Spanish Romanticism, the Spanish Republic of Letters, the relationship between France and Spain in the late eighteenth century, as well as Mariano Jose de Larra’s narrative strategies. He has also published on the notion of Translatio imperii in eighteenth-century Spain, Romantic satanism, as well as on the concepts of silence, solitude and friendship in late eighteenth-century Spanish literature.
His work has been published in leading journals such as Dieciocho, Revista de estudios hispánicos, Decimonónica, L’Érudit franco-espagnol, Vanderbilt e-Journal of Luso-Hispanic Studies and Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture. He has also collaborated on the Cambridge History of Spanish Literature, Diccionario de críticos literarios del Siglo XIX, Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism and contributed a chapter to Perversiones decimonónicas. Prof. Raillard regularly serves as a book reviewer for Dieciocho and other journals, and is the sub-field editor of Spanish Books for Eighteenth Century Current Bibliography. He has articles forthcoming in Protest in the Eighteenth Century (Routledge) and Miríada Hispánica.
His teaching experience covers all levels of language and literature instruction, and he has directed undergraduate independent study courses and Honors Theses.
Prof. Raillard is currently chair of the World Languages and Literatures department.
SpecialtyEighteenth-Century Spanish Literature
SP 2020: SPAN 321
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies - 2010 to present
Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies - 2004 to 2010
Chair, World Languages and Literatures Dept.: 2017-present
Head of Spanish Section - 2009-2011; 2015-2017
Chair, Department of Foreign Languages & Literature - SP 2012
Chair of Latin American Studies - SP 2013
PhD 2004, M.A. 2000 University of Virginia, BA 1998 Colgate University