Skip to main content

Dr. Dudley M. Marchi

Professor of Comparative Literature

Department of World Languages and Cultures

Withers Hall 401

View CV 


Read my bio here.


Spring 2025

FL 218/001 – The Harlem Renaissance in Paris – “Paris Noir”

Spring 2024

FL 216/001 Art & Society in France

Fall 2023

FLF 492-592/001 – Contemporary French Society & Culture

Educational Initiatives

Engaged Learning:  Cyrano de Bergerac & The French 17th Century

Inquiry-Guided Learning:  Art & Society in France

Study Abroad:  Paris, Lille, Belgium

Study Abroad Scholarship

Academic Interests

  • Masterpieces of Western Literature
  • American Poetry
  • French Art and Society
  • French-American Relations
  • Racial Dynamics in Literature and Art

Research and Writing

Scholarly Books

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

Engaging STEM Students in Humanities Courses

Saving French Studies:  Art & Society in France

Montaigne and the New Millennium

Emerson, Baudelaire, and French-American Relations

Virginia Woolf Crossing the Borders of History, Culture, and Gender

Participatory Aesthetics:  Reading Mallarmé & Joyce

Public History Videos

The Merci Train Comes to Raleigh

Historic Tour of North Campus

Public History Article

Brief History of Foreign Languages and Literatures at NC State

Current Research

Book – “Paris Noir” – French-American History, Culture, & The Harlem Renaissance in Paris 

Article – T.S Eliot’s “The Wasteland” Today

Article – Transcendental Education in the Posthumanist World

Poetic Works

The Blue Notebooks

Twilight of the Pure Spirit

Midnight Vignettes

American Cornucopia (forthcoming)

Children’s Book

Tales from Evergreen Ave.

Music, Poetry, Videos

A Musical Picnic


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. French and Comparative Literature Columbia University 1991