Scott M. Sanders

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor of French

  • Affiliated Faculty in Music

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My research investigates British and Caribbean influences on French performance culture. My first book, Voices from Beyond: Physiology, Sentience and the Uncanny in Eighteenth-Century French Literaturewon the 2021 Walker Cowen Memorial Prize for outstanding scholarship in eighteenth-century studies. My second book project, entitled An Uneasy Marriage: Reflections of the Black Atlantic on French Stages, examines the influence of the Black Atlantic on eighteenth-century French theater, especially in theatrical works produced across the naval admiralties in Metropolitan France, including the slave trading ports Bordeaux and Nantes.


Dartmouth Hall, Room 213A
HB 6087


French and Italian


  • B.M. Indiana University
  • M.A. New York University
  • Ph.D. New York University

Selected Publications

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Speaking Engagements

"An Uneasy Republican Marriage: Bordeaux's Afro-French Community with the Jacobins," Abolition and the Arts, Columbia University, May 6, 2023

Works In Progress

An Uneasy Marriage: Reflections of the Black Atlantic on French Stages. (Book in progress)