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Rori Bloom

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
Ph.D., New York University

Office Hours — Spring 2020

  • Tuesdays: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Or by appointment

Area of Specialization

Eighteenth-Century French literature


Rori Bloom is a specialist in eighteenth-century French literature, but she enjoys teaching courses on a wide variety of topics in French language, literature, and culture. Her research interests include theories and histories of authorship, the libertine novel, and the rococo aesthetic. She is currently working on a project on seventeenth and eighteenth-century French fairy-tales.

Selected Publications


  • Man of Quality, Man of Letters: The Abbé Prévost between Novel and Newspaper (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2009).


  • Un Sopha rose brodé d’argent: Crébillon fils and the Rococo,” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 51:1 (forthcoming fall 2010).
  • “Monkey-girls of Old Regime France: Ourika and Babiole,” Nottingham French Studies 49:1 (spring 2010): 19-30.
  • “Privacy, Publicity, Pornography: Restif de la Bretonne’s Ingénue Saxancour ou La Femme séparée,” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 17:2 (January 2005): 231-252.