Andrea Goulet

Professor of French and Francophone Studies
FIGS Department Chair


Nineteenth- and twentieth-century French Fiction, critical theory, science and literature, detective fiction, nouveau roman. Professor Goulet is the author of Optiques: the Science of the Eye and the Birth of Modern French Fiction (Penn, 2006) and has co-edited journal issues on “Visual Culture” (Contemporary French Civilization) and “Crime Fictions” (Yale French Studies). Her second book, Legacies of the Rue Morgue: Space and Science in French Crime Fiction (Penn Press,2016) explores scientific discourses (cartography, geology, geography) in modern French crime fiction from Gaboriau to Vargas. She also has a volume co-edited with Robert Rushing, on the BBC Canada television series: Orphan Black: Performance, Gender, Biopolitics (Intellect Press, 2018).  Her seminars and graduate courses include “Crime and the City in 19th-c. France,” “Science and Literature in France across the Ages,” “Hugo et Balzac,” "Poe's French Legacies," and “Espaces littéraires: Spatial Theory and Modern French Fiction.” Goulet is currently Co-Chair of the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association.

Office Location: 
545 Williams Hall
Office Hours: 
Fall 2022: Tuesdays 1-3 pm (743 Williams Hall)
(215) 746-2190
(215) 898-0933
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