Coordinator and Advisor
Aimée Boutin is a Professor of French. She received her Ph.D. from Cornell University and her BA from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She specializes in 19th-century French poetry, women writers, cultural history, gender studies, art history, and the city in literature. Her most recent projects focus on the flâneur, the senses, and city noise in nineteenth-century Paris.
18th-20th century women writers, including 19th century women poets
The Romantic era in France and the July Monarchy
Interdisciplinary approaches to literature, literature and the other arts, art history
Sound studies, literature and the senses, the city and the senses
Critical theory and Gender studies
French Women Writers (FRT 3561)
Survey of French Literature I and II (FRW 3100 and FRW 3101)
Baudelaire and modernity (FRW 4460 / 5595)
Paris in the Nineteenth-Century (FRW 4460 / 5595)
Walking in the City: Flâneurs and flâneuses in 19th-century Paris (FRW 4460 / 5595)
Women and the Modern Marriage Plot (FRW 4460 / 5595)
Critical Theory (FOW 5025)
- City of Noise: Sound and Nineteenth-Century Paris, University of Illinois Press, 2015. Q&A
- “The Flâneur and the Senses.” Special Issue of Dix-Neuf: Journal of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes, 16.2 (2012), 124-32.
- “'The Title of Lawyer Leads Nowhere!': The 'Physiology' of the Law Student in Paul Gavarni, Emile de la Bédollierre and George Sand.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies, 40.1-2 (2011), 57-80.
- “Colonial Memory, Narrative, and Sentimentalism in Desbordes-Valmore's Les Veillées des Antilles.” Esprit Créateur, 47.4 (2007), 57-67.
- “Inventing the 'Poétesse': New Approaches to French Women Romantic Poets.” Romanticism on the Net: An Electronic Journal Devoted to Romantic Studies, 29-30 (2003), 1-20.
- Maternal Echoes: the Poetry of Marceline Desbordes-Valmore and Alphonse de Lamartine. United States of America: University of Delaware Press, 2001.
- “Roland Barthes’ grain of the voice: from mélodie to media.” Romance Studies, 34.3-4 (2016), 163-173. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02639904.2017.1307630