Rosemary Peters

Rosemary Peters

Associate Professor
Bachelor's Degree (s): University of California, Davis - BA, English / French, June 1992
Master's Degree: Harvard University - MA Romance Languages ​​and Literatures, June 1994
PhD: Harvard University - Ph.D., Romance Languages ​​and Literatures, March 2003
Phone: (225)578-6627


Office: 415A Hodges


Area of ​​Interest

19th-century literary and cultural studies, translation, liturgy and theology, cultural theory, popular culture in Europe and America, the Victorian period, creative writing, law and literature, nineteenth-century comparative literature, poetry, music, photography, media, technology Balzac, Rimbaud, Zola, interdisciplinary studies, monastic traditions in France and Italy, French language and bilingualism, Italian language and bilingualism, cultural identities.


Selected Publications


Stealing Things: Theft and the Nineteenth-Century Author in France , Forthcoming: Summer 2013 from Lexington Books.

Movies With Legs: Crossing Borders With Foreign Language Film (essays), co-editor with Véronique Maisier. (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011)

Criminal Papers: Reading Crime in the Nineteenth-Century French (essays), editor. (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.)



  • "Théophile Gautier's Mademoiselle de Maupin," Gale Literary Criticism Series . (Dec 2012).
  • "Reading Royalty in the Queen's Necklace," in Textual Practice Vol 26, No. 2 (April 2012), pp 181-217.
  • "After Arizona: Military Musicians in the Second World War, HAS Microhistory," in Revue LISA (Literature, Ideas, Images, and Societies of the Anglophone World) . Vol. X, No. 1 (March 2012), pp 209-234.
  • "The No. 1 Parisian Detective Agency: Vidocq and the 'Third Space' of the Private Police" in Belgrade BELLS Vol. 2 (December 2010), pp 275-306.
  • "The Individual in the (Catholic) Mass: Restoration, Self and Community in Liturgy and Literature," in Gramma: Journal of Theory and Criticism , Vol. 10 (2010), pp 49-66.
  • "Paper Dolls and Post-It Notes: Teaching Goriot through Prop (p) s," in Dalhousie French Studies Vol. 87 (summer 2009), pp 105-128.
  • "Mapping the Desert: Charles de Foucauld, Arthur Rimbaud, and the Geographical Society, 1884-1885," in Journal of Historical Geography . Vol 35, Issue 1 (2009), pp 104-127.
  • "Oculi omnium: Mystery and show on the Altar and the Screen," in Excavatio , Volume XXII (1-2), 2007, pp 87-100. Excavatio is the journal of the AIZEN (International Association for the Study of Zola and Naturalism ).
  • "For the Pleasure of Ladies: Theft, Gender, and Object Relations in Thérèse Raquin and Au Bonheur des Dames" in Excavatio , Volume XII (September 1999), pp 41-52.


Creative (recent selections)

  • What the Eye Arranges, novel, représentée par Acacia House Literary Agency (December 2011).
  • "Back Roads" and "Butterfly Season," poems, in Salamander Vol. 16, No. 1 (2010).
  • Where The Angel Passed, novel, work in progress.


  • Department of French Studies Peer Review Committee, Spring 2012
  • French language connection, Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus, Fall 2011-present.
  • LSU Faculty Senate, Fall 2011-present.
  • External reviewer for AWP (Art of War and Peace) Fall 2011-present.
  • External reviewer for Diacritics , Spring 2013. 
  • External reviewer for The Scholar Franco-Spanish, Fall 2011-present. 
  • Junior Faculty Interdisciplinary Writing Group, co-organizer, 2008-current. 
  • Founder and co-organizer, Foreign Language Film Conference, 2007-current. 
  • Department of French Studies webmaster 2010. 
  • External reviewer for Journal of Historical Geography, 2009-current Winter. 
  • LSU College of H & SS Faculty Senate, 2008-2010. 
  • Committee on Graduate Education, LSU Department of French Studies, 2008-current. 
  • Executive Committee, LSU Department of French Studies, 2007-08. 
  • Lyrica for Word-Music Society Relations, Communications Officer, 2007-08. 
  • Graduate advisor, SIU Carbondale Department of Foreign Languages ​​and Literatures, Spring 2007
  • Foreign Language Day Committee, SIU Carbondale Department of Foreign Languages ​​and Literatures, 2006-2007. 
  • French Club Advisor, SIU Carbondale, 2006-2007. 
  • Pi Delta Phi (French Honor Society) Advisor, SIU Carbondale Chapter 2006 -2007.