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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 216/001 – Art & Society in France

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.

Twilight of the Pure Spirit


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