Paul A. Scott

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures - Department of French & Italian
Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-9042
Wescoe Hall
Room 2054
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590


Summary

Professor Scott’s research program focuses on subversion during the Ancien Régime with a particular focus on the seventeenth century. He has worked and published on women writers, the fairy tale, theological treatises, liturgy, sexuality, male fashion, and other seemingly innocuous vehicles in which radical ideas were purposely forwarded. These interests also include proposing re-readings of the works of “canonical” authors such as Bossuet, Corneille, and Molière. He regularly presents at national and international conferences, and gave an invited paper at the Sorbonne in April 2010. From 2006, he has been the seventeenth-century French contributor for the Year's Work in Modern Language Studies. In 2011, he was appointed French and Occitan editor of the Year's Work in Modern Language Studies. He was elected as Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2011.

Teaching Interests

  • French literature
  • Science fiction
  • Fantasy
  • History of sexuality
  • Subversion
  • Theater
  • Fairy tales
  • Seventeenth century.

Research Interests

  • Early modern
  • French literature
  • Subversion
  • Theater
  • Eccentricity
  • Fairy tales
  • Seventeenth century

Service

Paul Scott is the Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies for French.

Selected Publications

Scott, Paul. "Sœur de La Chapelle." Dictionnaire des femmes de l'Ancienne France. Société Internationale pour l'Étude des Femmes de l'Ancien Régime,. http://www.siefar.org/DictionnaireSIEFAR/SFLaChapelle.html.

Scott, Paul. "H-France." Rev. of Christopher Semk, Playing the Martyr: Theater and Theology in Early Modern France (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2017)., Author/Editor of Material Reviewed. (July 2018).

Scott, Paul. French Studies: Seventeenth Century. Year's Work in Modern Language Studies Vol. 77. Brill, March 2017: 19-33.

Scott, Paul. "." Rev. of Status Interaction during the Reign of Louis XIV (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014)., Author/Editor of Material Reviewed. French Studies 70 (2016): 103-04.

Scott, Paul. French Studies: Seventeenth Century. Year's Work in Modern Language Studies Vol. 76. March 2016: 35-53.

Scott, Paul. L’Illustre philosophe ou l’histoire de sainte Catherine d’Alexandrie. Théâtre de femmes de l’Ancien Régime: XVIe–XVIIIe siècles, vol. 2, ed. Aurore Evain, Henriette Goldwyn, and Perry Gethner. Paris: Garnier, March 2016: 217-307. Bibliothèque du XVIIe siècle, 23.

Scott, Paul. "Tristan en plein cœur des États-Unis." Cahiers Tristan L'Hermite 37 (Dec. 2015): 101-07.

Scott, Paul. "." Rev. of Credit, Fashion, Sex: Economies of Regard in Old Regime France (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2013)., Author/Editor of Material Reviewed. History: Journal of the Historical Association 100 (2015): 751-52.

Scott, Paul. "." Rev. of Jean Donneau de Visé: ‘Les Costeaux ou les Marquis Frians’ (London: Modern Humanities Research Association, 2013), Author/Editor of Material Reviewed. French Studies (Oxford University Press) 69 (2015): 527.

Scott, Paul. French Studies: Seventeenth Century. Year's Work in Modern Language Studies Vol. 75. Modern Humanities Research Association, January 2015: 42-59.

Scott, Paul. "Authenticity and Textual Transvestism in the Crossed-dressed Memoirs of the Abbé de Choisy." French Studies (Oxford University Press) 69.1 (Jan. 2015).

Scott, Paul. "Christopher Braider, The Matter of Mind: Reason and Experimentation in the Age of Descartes (Toronto: University Press of Toronto, 2012)." French Review 88.2 (December 2014): 21-22.

Scott, Paul. French Studies: Seventeenth Century. Year's Work in Modern Language Studies Vol. 74. Modern Humanities Research Association, March 2014: 45-71.

Scott, Paul. "Les images théâtrales de Jean Boucher." Editor. Œuvres et Critiques 38.2 (Dec. 2013): 51-69.

Scott, Paul, Hayes, Bruce (Ed.). "Jean Boucher, 1548-1644." Spec. issue of Œuvres et Critiques 38.2 (December 2013): 1-9 (introduction).

Scott, Paul. "." Rev. of Jacques Prévot, Cyrano de Bergerac: l’écrivain de la crise (Paris: Ellipses, 2011), Author/Editor of Material Reviewed. French Studies (Oxford University Press) 67 (April 2013): 552.

Scott, Paul. "French Studies: Seventeenth Century." Year's Work in Modern Language Studies 72 (2012): 66-97.

Scott, Paul. "Rites of Wrong: Confessors' Manuals and Sins of the Flesh in Eighteenth-Century France." Sex Education in Eighteenth-Century France. Ed. Shane Agin. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2011. 46-63. Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, 9.

Scott, Paul. "'Le roi pleurera': Liturgy and Performance in Bossuet's Oraison funébre d'Henriette d'Angleterre." Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800. Ed. Tom Schoenberg. Vol. 178. Detroit: Gale, 2010. 225-31.

Scott, Paul (Ed.). Le Gouvernement present, ou éloge de son Eminence, satyre ou la Miliade. London: Modern Humanities Research Association, 2010: 196 p. Critical Texts, 14.

Scott, Paul (Ed.). Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity in the Republic of Letters: Essays in Honour of Richard G. Maber. Manchester and New York City: Manchester University Press, 2010.

Scott, Paul. "Comic and Marital Frustration in George Dandin." Papers on French Seventeenth-Century Literature 72 (2010): 15-30.

Scott, Paul. "French Studies: Seventeenth Century." Year's Work in Modern Language Studies 70 (2010): 95-125.

Scott, Paul. "La spiritualite d'un ancien mondain: Les Tableaux de la penitence d'Antoine Godeau." Cahiers Tristan l'Hermite 32 (2010): 110-23.

Scott, Paul. "'Ma force est trop petite': Authority and Kingship in Le Cid." Forum for Modern Language Studies 45 (2009): 292-304.

Scott, Paul. "French Studies: Seventeenth Century." Year's Work in Modern Language Studies 69 (2009): 110-59.

Scott, Paul. "Cloisters, Teaching and Tragedy: A Rediscovered Lost Play of 1663." Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800. Ed. Thomas J. Groenberg, Ed. Thomas J. Trudeau. Vol. 153. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2008. 351-57.

Scott, Paul. "." Rev. of The Cambridge Companion to Molière, Author/Editor of Material Reviewed. Comparative Drama 41 (2008): 533-5.

de La Chapelle, Marie. L’Illustre philosophe ou l’histoire de sainte Catherine d’Alexandrie. Théâtre de femmes de l’Ancien Régime: XVIe–XVIIIe siècles. Ed. Paul Scott, Volume Ed. Aurore Evain, Volume Ed. Henriette Goldwyn, Volume Ed. Perry Gethner. Vol. 2. Saint-Étienne: Publications de l’Université de Saint-Étienne, 2008: 223-315 (bibliography, 614; glossary, 617-622).

Scott, Paul. "French Studies: Seventeenth Century." Year's Work in Modern Language Studies 68 (2008): 158-212.

Scott, Paul. "Vested Struggles: The Social and Ecclesiological Significance of Stoles in Seventeenth-Century France." Church History 77 (2008): 54-72.

Scott, Paul. "Masculinité et mode au XVIIe siècle: L'Histoire des perruques de l'abbé J.-B. Theirs." Ed. Gary Ferguson. L'homme en tous genres: masculinités textuelles. Spec. issue of Itinéraires (Littérature, Textes, Cultures) new series 2 (old series 38) (2008): 77-89.

Scott, Paul. "Mad or Bad? The Odd Obsessions of Jean-Baptiste Thiers." Religion, Ethics, and History in the French Long Seventeenth Century. Ed. William Brooks, Ed. Rainer Zaiser. New York, London: Peter Lang, 2007. 295-310. Medieval and Early Modern French Studies, 3.

Scott, Paul. "Mad or Bad? The Odd Obsessions of Jean-Baptiste Thiers." Religion, Ethics, and History in the French Long Seventeenth Century. Ed. William Brooks, Ed. Rainer Zaiser. New York, London: Peter Lang, 2007. 295-310. Medieval and Early Modern French Studies, 3.

Scott, Paul. "Rotrou et la comédie de devotion." Littératures Classiques 63 (2007): 85-96.

Scott, Paul. "'Le roi pleurera': Liturgy and Performance in Bossuet's Oraison funèbre d'Henriette d'Angleterre." Formes et formations au XVIIe siècle: Actes de Columbia. Ed. Buford Norman. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2006. 225-36. Biblio 17 Series, 168.

Scott, Paul. "." Rev. of Lumière des martyrs: Essai sur le martyre au siècle des Réformes, Author/Editor of Material Reviewed. French Studies 60 (2006): 386-7.

Scott, Paul. "." Rev. of The Sex Lives of Saints: An Erotics of Ancient Hagiography, Author/Editor of Material Reviewed. Literature and Theology 20 (2006): 209-10.

Scott, Paul. "Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature." Ed. G. Brulotte, Ed. J. Phillips. New York: Routledge, 2006: 2 p.

Scott, Paul. "Subversion Revisions in the Work of Charles de Beys." French Studies 60 (2006): 177-90.

Scott, Paul. "." Rev. of Indiscernible Counterparts: The Invention of the Text in French Classical Drama, Author/Editor of Material Reviewed. Modern Language Journal 100 (2005): 499-500.

Scott, Paul. "." Rev. of Le Nain de Tillemont et l'historiographie de l'antiquité romaine: Actes du colloque international, Author/Editor of Material Reviewed. French Studies 58 (2004): 410-11.

Scott, Paul. "Edward II and Henri III: Sexual Identity at the End of the Sixteenth Century." Ed. K. Banks, Ed. P. Ford. Self and Other in Sixteenth-Century France: Proceedings of the Seventh Cambridge French Renaissance Colloquium. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) 2004: 125-42.

Scott, Paul. "Manipulating Martyrdom: Corneille's (Hetero)sexualisation of Polyeucte." Modern Language Review 99 (2004): 328-38.

Scott, Paul. "Cloisters, Teaching and Tragedy: A Rediscovered Lost Play of 1663." Les Femmes au Grand Siècle. Ed. D. Wetsel, Ed. F. Canovas. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2003. 151-161. Biblio 17 Series, 144.

Scott, Paul. "Les crucifixions féminines: Une iconographie de la Contre-Réforme." Revue des Sciences Humaines 269 (2003): 153-174.

Scott, Paul. "Recreating a Traditional Liturgy: Jean Gilles’s Messe des morts." Cérémonies et rituels en France au XVIIe siècle. Ed. D. Wetsel, Ed. F. Canovas. Berlin: Weidler, 2002. 197-208. Romanice, 13.

Scott, Paul. "Saint Catherine in Seventeenth-Century French Tragedy." Female Saints and Sinners: Saintes et Mondaines (France 1450-1650). Ed. J. Britnell, Ed. J. A. Moss. Durham: Durham Modern Language Series, 2002. 39-58. French Monographs, 21.

Scott, Paul. "Variations on a Local Theme: Sainte Reine d'Alise." Cérémonies et rituels en France au XVIIe siècle. Ed. D. Wetsel, Ed. F. Canovas. Berlin: Weidler, 2002. 135-53. Romanice, 13.

Scott, Paul. "." Rev. of Spectaculum Europaeum: Histoire du Spectacle en Europe, 1580-1750, Author/Editor of Material Reviewed. The Seventeenth Century 17 (2002): 279-281.

Scott, Paul. "The Birth of the Author and Seventeenth-Century Controversies." Auctoritas: Authorship and Authority. Ed. C. Emerson, Ed. E. A. O'Brien, Ed. L. Semichon. Glasgow: University of Glasgow French and German Publications, 2001. 39-53.

Scott, Paul. "Torture, Execution and Martyrdom from the Reformation to the Revolution in France." (Ab)normalities. Ed. Paul Scott, Ed. Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze. Durham: Durham Modern Language Series, 2001. 25-38. French Monographs, 22.

Scott, Paul, Dousteyssier-Khoze, Catherine (Ed.). (Ab)normalities. Durham: Durham Modern Language Series, 2001: 180 p. French Monographs, 22.

Scott, Paul. "Nature and the Natural Order in Seventeenth-Century France." La Nature dévoilée: French Literary Responses to Science. Ed. L. Duffy, Ed. C. Emerson. Hull: Hull University Press, 2000. 25-38.

Scott, Paul. "The St Bartholomey's Day Massacres, 1572-Today: L'histoire ou une histoire?" Rewriting the Political. Ed. D. Hall. Exeter: Elm Bank, 2000. 39-48.

Scott, Paul. "Une femme dramaturge dévoilée: The Case of Jean/ne Bisson/de la Coudraye." Seventeenth-Century French Studies 22 (2000): 194-205.

Scott, Paul. "An Eighteenth-Century Fabrication: A Female Playwright Exposed." French Studies Bulletin 75 (Summer 2000): 8-11.

Scott, Paul. "Ending It All: The Death Wish of the Martyr in Seventeenth-Century French Theatre." Endings. Ed. A. Amehurst, Ed. K. Astbury. Exeter: Elm Bank, 1999. 97-107.

Scott, Paul. "Resistance Theories, Orthodoxy and Subversive Drama in Early Modern France." Seventeenth-Century French Studies 21 (1999): 57-73.

Scott, Paul. "The Martyr Figure as Transgressor in Seventeenth-Century French Theatre." Les Lieux Interdits: Transgressions and French Literature. Ed. L. Duffy, Ed. A. Tudor. Hull: Hull University Press, 1998. 63-89.

Selected Presentations

(05/18/2018 - 05/19/2018). From Contagion to Cogitation: The Post-Posthuman TV Zombie. Embodiment in Science Fiction and Fantasy. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Scott, P. . (06/16/2017). Herménigilde, tragédie (1650) par Gaspar Olivier. Le théâtre "provincial" des XVIe et XVIIe siècles en France. Journée d’étude organized by Pierre Pasquier (Université François Rabelais et CESR) and Bénédicte Louvat-Molozay (Universit&eac. Tours, France

Scott, P. . (11/30/2016). Belle but not bête: Rivalry, Sexuality and Confusion in Mme d’Aulnoy’s Belle Tales. Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies 35th annual conference. Darmouth College, NH

Scott, P. . (03/01/2015 - 03/31/2015). Some Early Modern Representations of Repentant Female Sexual Sinners. Early Modern Seminar. Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas

Scott, P. . (10/31/2014). A Novel Novel: The Singular Science-Fiction of Louis-Sébastien Mercier. "Origines": 16th annual colloquium of the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande. Dublin, Ireland

Scott, P. . (09/01/2013 - 09/30/2013). The Pedagogical Prelate: Antoine Godeau and the Tableaux de pénitence. Society for Seventeenth-Century French Studies 36th Annual Conference. Cambridge, UK

Scott, P. . (04/01/2013 - 04/30/2013). Surreptitious Subversions. Hall Center Resident Fellows Seminar. Hall Center for the Humanies

Scott, P. . (12/01/2012 - 12/31/2012). The Scholar as Detective: Attributing Authenticity and Authorship to Texts. Minds on Research Seminar. University of Calgary, Canada

Selected Grants

, , Hall Center for the Humanities Fall Faculty Colloquium 2017 "The Posthuman", $1,000, . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

, , KUCR International Travel Fund, International Programs, $1,000, (12/01/2015 - 01/31/2016) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

, , International Travel Fund for Humanities Research, International Programs, $2,000, (05/15/2015 - 08/31/2015) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

, , Oread Project, Center for Sustainability, University of Kansas, $750, Submitted 05/01/2015 (05/01/2015 - 05/31/2015) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Scott, Paul, (Principal), Surreptitious Subversions: Institutional Code-Breaking in Ancien Regime France, University of Kansas, $5,888, Submitted 02/11/2014 (06/01/2014 - 07/31/2014) . The award enabled me to complete a research visit of six weeks during the summer of 2014 to Paris, France, where I was able to consult primary-source material, both printed books and manuscripts, which allowed me to make substantial progress to completing the second chapter of my book-length project, “Surreptitious Subversions: Breaking Institutional Codes in Ancien Régime France”. This second chapter of the book, tentatively entitled “Fantastical Strategies and Strategic Fantasies," involves mining the corpus of several well-known but also lesser-know writers and the libraries and archives in Paris contain almost the entirety of these authors’ publications. I have subsequently spent the fall semester and spring semester writing up the results of this research and completing the second chapter. University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Scott, Paul, Clark Short-Term Fellowship, UCLA, $2,500, (05/21/2014 - 06/18/2014) . Other University. Status: Funded.

Scott, Paul, Visiting Fellow, Calgary Institute for the Humanities, (01/01/2012 - 12/31/2013) . Other University. Status: Funded.

, , Newberry Consortium Travel Grant to work at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC., $575, (11/01/2013 - 11/30/2013) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Scott, Paul, Hall Center for the Humanities Faculty Travel Grant, Hall Center for the Humanities, $3,075, (06/01/2013 - 06/30/2013) . Other University. Status: Funded.

Scott, Paul, Research Fellowship, Hall Center for the Humanities, - 04/30/2013) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Scott, Paul, Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship, Lilly Library, Indiana University, - 02/28/2013) . Other University. Status: Funded.

Scott, Paul, KUCR International Travel Fund, $800, (01/01/2006 - 12/31/2012) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Scott, Paul, Newberry Consortium Travel Grant, $500, - 12/31/2011) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.


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