- Nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature
- Gender and sexuality studies
- Québec and francophone literatures
- Literary theory, translation studies
- Marcel Proust
My book Victims of the Book: Reading and Masculinity in Fin-de-Siècle France (forthcoming from University of Toronto Press) shows how, in a cultural context of perceived national decline and contentious educational reforms, the adolescent male reader became a subject of grave social concern in fin-de-siècle France. This project was awarded a research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
I am a member of the Proust research team (Équipe Proust) at ITEM, the Institute for Modern Texts and Manuscripts, Paris (Institut des textes et manuscrits modernes, CNRS/ENS).
I am Associate Editor of Corr-Proust, the new digital edition of Marcel Proust's correspondence, an international collaborative project bringing together the University of Ilinois, ITEM, and the Université Grenoble Alpes.
- PhD, Harvard University
- BA, McGill University (First-Class Honours)
- French 211: Introduction to Literary Studies
- French 311: Love Stories
- French 322: World Literature in French
- French 336: French Cultural History 1789-1968
- French 443: Quebec Literature and Film
- French 574: Reading in the 19th-Century French Novel
- French 578: Marcel Proust
- French 579: French Literature meets Queer Theory
Additional Campus Affiliations
Center for Translation Studies (Affiliate)
Victims of the Book: Reading and Masculinity in Fin-de-Siècle France (University of Toronto Press, forthcoming, 2019) shows how the adolescent male reader became a subject of grave social concern in late-nineteenth-century France, and examines literary responses by prominent novelists of the period, including Jules Vallès, Paul Bourget, Maurice Barrès, André Gide, and Marcel Proust.
Proust and the Arts (Cambridge University Press, 2015; paperback, 2018) brings together expert Proustians and renowned interdisciplinary scholars in a major reconsideration of the novelist's relation to the arts.
Proulx, François Victims of the Book: Reading and Masculinity in Fin-de-Siècle France University of Toronto Press. 2019.
Proulx, François. "Proust's Drawings and the Secret of the "Solitary House"". MLN - Modern Language Notes. 2018, 133(4). 865-890. https://doi.org/10.1353/mln.2018.0058
Proulx, Francois. "Une lettre à Léon Bailby". Bulletin d’informations proustiennes. 2018, (48). 15-23.
Proulx, Francois. "Deux lettres à René Peter". Bulletin d’informations proustiennes. 2017, (47). 37-45.
Proulx, Francois. "P/Reparation: Barthes and Sedgwick". Romance Studies. 2016, 34(3-4). 174-184. https://doi.org/10.1080/02639904.2017.1307640