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Dudley Marchi

Professor of Humanities

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Withers Hall 401

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Fall 2022

FL 295/001 – Paris Noir:  The Harlem Renaissance in Paris

FLF 492-592/001 – Seminar in French – Cyrano de Bergerac

Spring 2023

FL 216/601 – Art & Society in France [distance education]

FLF 315/001 – French Culture and Civilization [in person]

Academic Interests

  • Masterpieces of Western Literature
  • Visual Art and Society
  • French-American Relations
  • Second Language Acquisition

Research and Writing


The French Heritage of North Carolina

Contrary Affinities: Emerson, Baudelaire, and the French-American Connection

Montaigne Among the Moderns: Receptions of the Essais

Sample Articles

Montaigne and the New Millennium

Baudelaire and Emerson

Saving French Studies: Art & Society in France

Current Research

Engaging STEM Students in Humanities Courses

Paris Noir: The Harlem Renaissance in Paris

Historical Tour of North Campus

The Merci Train Comes to Raleigh!

Creative Writing

The Blue Notebooks

Tales from Evergreen Ave

Days & Nights: A Family Trilogy


B.A. English and Comparative Literature University of Massachusetts at Amherst 1981

M.A. Comparative Literature University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1984

Ph.D. Comparative Literature Columbia University 1991