Molly Robinson joined the faculty of Lewis & Clark College in 2004. 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.


French literature of the Middle Ages and of the 19th century

Academic Credentials

Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Candidature (1992) and Licence ès lettres romanes (1994).

Princeton University. PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures (2000).


FREN 350. La Vocation passion: Littérature et créativité.

FREN 350. Bovary et Bovarysmes.

FREN 350. Les Femmes et leurs libertés.

FREN 410. Libertés, Égalités, Fraternités.

Professional Experience

Director, Lewis & Clark College Teaching Excellence Program (TEP), funded through grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Faculty Advisor to The Pioneer Log, Lewis & Clark College Student Newspaper, 2013-present.

Certified Tester, Oral Proficiency Interview in French, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, since 2014.

Associate Editor, Linguistic Commentary Team, Award-winning World Wide Web Charrette project, Princeton University, 1997-2006. (