Paul A. Scott

Humanities - French, Francophone, & Italian Studies, French & Italian
Associate Professor
Primary office:
785.864.9042
Wescoe Hall, 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, and Antje Ziethen, editors. “Special Issue on ‘La Science-Fiction En Langue Française’ Co-Edited with Antje Ziethen.” Œuvres et Critiques, vol. 44, no. 2, Nov. 2019.
Scott, Paul. “Sœur de La Chapelle.” Dictionnaire Des Femmes de l’Ancienne France, Société Internationale pour l’Étude des Femmes de l’Ancien Régime, 2019, http://www.siefar.org/DictionnaireSIEFAR/SFLaChapelle.html.
Scott, Paul. H-France. June 2018.
Scott, Paul. “French Studies: Seventeenth Century.” Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies, vol. 77, Brill, Mar. 2017, pp. 19–33.
Scott, Paul. “French Studies: Seventeenth Century.” Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies, vol. 76, Mar. 2016, pp. 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, Garnier, 2016, pp. 217–307.
Scott, Paul. French Studies, vol. 70, 2016, pp. 103–04.
Scott, Paul. “Tristan En Plein Cœur Des États-Unis.” Cahiers Tristan L’Hermite, vol. 37, Nov. 2015, pp. 101–07.
Scott, Paul. History: Journal of the Historical Association, vol. 100, 2015, pp. 751–52.
Scott, Paul. French Studies, vol. 69, Oxford University Press, 2015, p. 527.
Scott, Paul. “Authenticity and Textual Transvestism in the Crossed-Dressed Memoirs of the Abbé de Choisy.” French Studies, vol. 69, no. 1, Oxford University Press, Jan. 2015.
Scott, Paul. “French Studies: Seventeenth Century.” Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies, vol. 75, Modern Humanities Research Association, Jan. 2015, pp. 42–59.
Scott, Paul. “Christopher Braider, The Matter of Mind: Reason and Experimentation in the Age of Descartes (Toronto: University Press of Toronto, 2012).” French Review, vol. 88, no. 2, Nov. 2014, pp. 21–22.
Scott, Paul. “French Studies: Seventeenth Century.” Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies, vol. 74, Modern Humanities Research Association, Mar. 2014, pp. 45–71.
Scott, Paul, and Bruce Hayes, editors. “Jean Boucher, 1548-1644.” Œuvres et Critiques, vol. 38, no. 2, Nov. 2013, pp. 1-9 (introduction).
Scott, Paul. “Les Images Théâtrales de Jean Boucher.” Œuvres et Critiques, vol. 38, no. 2, Nov. 2013, pp. 51–69.
Scott, Paul. The Seventeenth Century , vol. 28, Oct. 2013, pp. 473–74.
Scott, Paul. French Studies, vol. 67, Oxford University Press, Apr. 2013, p. 552.
Scott, Paul. “French Studies: Seventeenth Century.” Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies, vol. 72, 2012, pp. 66–97.
Scott, Paul. “Rites of Wrong: Confessors’ Manuals and Sins of the Flesh in Eighteenth-Century France.” Sex Education in Eighteenth-Century France, edited by Shane Agin, Voltaire Foundation, 2011, pp. 46–63.
Scott, Paul. “‘Le Roi Pleurera’: Liturgy and Performance in Bossuet’s Oraison Funébre d’Henriette d’Angleterre.” Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, edited by Tom Schoenberg, vol. 178, Gale, 2010, pp. 225–31.
Scott, Paul, editor. Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity in the Republic of Letters: Essays in Honour of Richard G. Maber. Manchester University Press, 2010.
Scott, Paul. “Comic and Marital Frustration in George Dandin.” Papers on French Seventeenth-Century Literature, vol. 72, 2010, pp. 15–30.
Scott, Paul. “French Studies: Seventeenth Century.” Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies, vol. 70, 2010, pp. 95–125.
Scott, Paul. “La Spiritualite d’un Ancien Mondain: Les Tableaux de La Penitence d’Antoine Godeau.” Cahiers Tristan l’Hermite, vol. 32, 2010, pp. 110–23.
Scott, Paul, editor. Le Gouvernement Present, Ou Éloge de Son Eminence, Satyre Ou La Miliade. Modern Humanities Research Association, 2010.
Scott, Paul. “‘Ma Force Est Trop Petite’: Authority and Kingship in Le Cid.” Forum for Modern Language Studies, vol. 45, 2009, pp. 292–304.
Scott, Paul. “French Studies: Seventeenth Century.” Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies, vol. 69, 2009, pp. 110–59.
Scott, Paul. Comparative Drama, vol. 41, 2008, pp. 533–35.
Scott, Paul. “Cloisters, Teaching and Tragedy: A Rediscovered Lost Play of 1663.” Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, edited by Thomas J. Groenberg and Thomas J. Trudeau, vol. 153, Gale, 2008, pp. 351–57.
Scott, Paul. “French Studies: Seventeenth Century.” Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies, vol. 68, 2008, pp. 158–212.
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, edited by Paul Scott et al., vol. 2, Publications de l’Université de Saint-Étienne, 2008, pp. 223-315 (bibliography, 614; glossary, 617-622).
Scott, Paul. “Masculinité et Mode Au XVIIe Siècle: L’Histoire Des Perruques de l’abbé J.-B. Theirs.” L’homme En Tous Genres: Masculinités Textuelles, edited by Gary Ferguson, vol. new series 2 (old series 38), 2008, pp. 77–89.
Scott, Paul. “Vested Struggles: The Social and Ecclesiological Significance of Stoles in Seventeenth-Century France.” Church History, vol. 77, 2008, pp. 54–72.
Scott, Paul. “Mad or Bad? The Odd Obsessions of Jean-Baptiste Thiers.” Religion, Ethics, and History in the French Long Seventeenth Century, edited by William Brooks and Rainer Zaiser, Peter Lang, 2007, pp. 295–310.
Scott, Paul. “Mad or Bad? The Odd Obsessions of Jean-Baptiste Thiers.” Religion, Ethics, and History in the French Long Seventeenth Century, edited by William Brooks and Rainer Zaiser, Peter Lang, 2007, pp. 295–310.
Scott, Paul. “Rotrou et La Comédie de Devotion.” Littératures Classiques, vol. 63, 2007, pp. 85–96.
Scott, Paul. French Studies, vol. 60, 2006, pp. 386–87.
Scott, Paul. Literature and Theology, vol. 20, 2006, pp. 209–10.
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, edited by Buford Norman, Gunter Narr, 2006, pp. 225–36.
Scott, Paul. Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature. Edited by G. Brulotte and J. Phillips, Routledge, 2006.
Scott, Paul. “Subversion Revisions in the Work of Charles de Beys.” French Studies, vol. 60, 2006, pp. 177–90.
Scott, Paul. Modern Language Journal, vol. 100, 2005, pp. 499–500.
Scott, Paul. French Studies, vol. 58, 2004, pp. 410–11.
Scott, Paul. “Edward II and Henri III: Sexual Identity at the End of the Sixteenth Century.” Self and Other in Sixteenth-Century France: Proceedings of the Seventh Cambridge French Renaissance Colloquium, edited by K. Banks and P. Ford, Cambridge University Press, 2004, pp. 125–42.
Scott, Paul. “Manipulating Martyrdom: Corneille’s (Hetero)Sexualisation of Polyeucte.” Modern Language Review, vol. 99, 2004, pp. 328–38.
Scott, Paul. “Cloisters, Teaching and Tragedy: A Rediscovered Lost Play of 1663.” Les Femmes Au Grand Siècle, edited by D. Wetsel and F. Canovas, Gunter Narr, 2003, pp. 151–61.
Scott, Paul. “Les Crucifixions Féminines: Une Iconographie de La Contre-Réforme.” Revue Des Sciences Humaines, vol. 269, 2003, pp. 153–74.
Scott, Paul. The Seventeenth Century, vol. 17, 2002, pp. 279–81.
Scott, Paul. “Recreating a Traditional Liturgy: Jean Gilles’s Messe Des Morts.” Cérémonies et Rituels En France Au XVIIe Siècle, edited by D. Wetsel and F. Canovas, Weidler, 2002, pp. 197–208.
Scott, Paul. “Saint Catherine in Seventeenth-Century French Tragedy.” Female Saints and Sinners: Saintes et Mondaines (France 1450-1650), edited by J. Britnell and J. A. Moss, Durham Modern Language Series, 2002, pp. 39–58.
Scott, Paul. “Variations on a Local Theme: Sainte Reine d’Alise.” Cérémonies et Rituels En France Au XVIIe Siècle, edited by D. Wetsel and F. Canovas, Weidler, 2002, pp. 135–53.
Scott, Paul, and Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze, editors. (Ab)Normalities. Durham Modern Language Series, 2001.
Scott, Paul. “The Birth of the Author and Seventeenth-Century Controversies.” Auctoritas: Authorship and Authority, edited by C. Emerson et al., University of Glasgow French and German Publications, 2001, pp. 39–53.
Scott, Paul. “Torture, Execution and Martyrdom from the Reformation to the Revolution in France.” (Ab)Normalities, edited by Paul Scott and Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze, Durham Modern Language Series, 2001, pp. 25–38.
Scott, Paul. “An Eighteenth-Century Fabrication: A Female Playwright Exposed.” French Studies Bulletin, vol. 75, 2000, pp. 8–11.
Scott, Paul. “Nature and the Natural Order in Seventeenth-Century France.” La Nature Dévoilée: French Literary Responses to Science, edited by L. Duffy and C. Emerson, Hull University Press, 2000, pp. 25–38.
Scott, Paul. “The St Bartholomey’s Day Massacres, 1572-Today: L’histoire Ou Une Histoire?” Rewriting the Political, edited by D. Hall, Elm Bank, 2000, pp. 39–48.
Scott, Paul. “Une Femme Dramaturge Dévoilée: The Case of Jean/Ne Bisson/de La Coudraye.” Seventeenth-Century French Studies, vol. 22, 2000, pp. 194–205.
Scott, Paul. “Ending It All: The Death Wish of the Martyr in Seventeenth-Century French Theatre.” Endings, edited by A. Amehurst and K. Astbury, Elm Bank, 1999, pp. 97–107.
Scott, Paul. “Resistance Theories, Orthodoxy and Subversive Drama in Early Modern France.” Seventeenth-Century French Studies, vol. 21, 1999, pp. 57–73.
Scott, Paul. “The Martyr Figure as Transgressor in Seventeenth-Century French Theatre.” Les Lieux Interdits: Transgressions and French Literature, edited by L. Duffy and A. Tudor, Hull University Press, 1998, pp. 63–89.
Scott, Paul. “Corneille’s Character Failure: The Problematic Portrayal of Sévère in Polyeucte.” Forum for Modern Language Studies.
Scott, Paul. “From Contagion to Cogitation: The Evolution of the Television Zombie.” Science Fiction Studies.
Scott, Paul. “Heroism and Homoeroticism in Madame d’Aulnoy’s Belle Tales.” Early Modern French Studies.
d’Ételan, Comte. Works of the Comte d’Ételan. Edited by Paul Scott, vol. 32, Modern Humanities Research Association.

Selected Presentations

Scott, P. (5/18/2018 - 5/19/2018). From Contagion to Cogitation: The Post-Posthuman TV Zombie. Embodiment in Science Fiction and Fantasy. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Scott, P. (6/16/2017). 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 (Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier III et IRCL). 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. (3/1/2015 - 3/31/2015). 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. (9/1/2013 - 9/30/2013). The Pedagogical Prelate: Antoine Godeau and the Tableaux de pénitence. Society for Seventeenth-Century French Studies 36th Annual Conference. Cambridge, UK
Scott, P. (4/1/2013 - 4/30/2013). Surreptitious Subversions. Hall Center Resident Fellows Seminar. Hall Center for the Humanies
Scott, P. (12/1/2012 - 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". $1000.00. (8/1/2017 - 12/31/2017). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
KUCR International Travel Fund. International Programs. $1000.00. (12/1/2015 - 1/31/2016). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
International Travel Fund for Humanities Research. International Programs. $2000.00. (5/15/2015 - 8/31/2015). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Oread Project. Center for Sustainability, University of Kansas. $750.00. Submitted 5/1/2015 (5/1/2015 - 5/31/2015). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Surreptitious Subversions: Institutional Code-Breaking in Ancien Regime France. University of Kansas. $5888.00. Submitted 2/11/2014 (6/1/2014 - 7/31/2014). 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
Clark Short-Term Fellowship. UCLA. $2500.00. (5/21/2014 - 6/18/2014). Other University. Status: Funded. One month.
Newberry Consortium Travel Grant to work at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.. $575.00. (11/1/2013 - 11/30/2013). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Hall Center for the Humanities Faculty Travel Grant. Hall Center for the Humanities. $3075.00. (6/1/2013 - 6/30/2013). Other University. Status: Funded
Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship. Lilly Library, Indiana University. (2/28/2013). Other University. Status: Funded. Two weeks.
Research Fellowship. Hall Center for the Humanities. (4/30/2013). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Visiting Fellow. Calgary Institute for the Humanities. (1/1/2012 - 12/31/2013). Other University. Status: Funded. Calgary, Canada (fall semester 2012 in residence)
KUCR International Travel Fund. $800.00. (1/1/2006 - 12/31/2012). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. To conduct research in Oxford, UK, 2006; Paris, France, 2009; Calgary, Canada, 2012
Newberry Consortium Travel Grant. $500.00. (12/31/2011). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded. 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011

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