Maria Beliaeva Solomon
Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Maria Beliaeva Solomon received her PhD in French Literature, Thought and Culture from New York University in 2019 after completing graduate work in Comparative Literature.

A specialist of 19th-century French literature, she is interested in digital humanities as a paradigm for exploring questions of authorship, poetics, and materiality from the print era to the digital age. Her current projects are framed by considerations of the marketplaces that texts and bodies shared in the Romantic period. 
 
Her research and teaching interests include comparative romanticisms, translation, critical theory, gender and sexuality studies, and the medical humanities.
 

Upcoming talks:

"Entre fascination et profanation: représentations littéraires de la femme parturiente au dix-neuvième siècle," UMD Future of French and Francophone Studies Seminar Series, Virtual, December 18, 2020.

“‘For the Pleasure of Young Girls’: Horror in the French Romantic Era,” Reception Study Society Forum, MLA Annual Convention, Virtual, January 10, 2021.

"Histoires de fantômes, fantasmes de l’Histoire: la femme guillotinée et le désir de mémoire," Annual Conference of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes, St Andrews, Scotland, March 22-24, 2021.

“Au lisier du réalisme: les contes bruns de Balzac,” Seminar series of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes and Dix-Neuf, Virtual, April 9, 2021. 

Recent and forthcoming publications:
 
“Loving the Guillotined Woman from Washington Irving to Alexandre Dumas.” Forthcoming in French Forum, 2021.
 
“Où sa main l’entraînait : la hantise du secondaire dans la Main enchantée.” Revue Nerval 3, eds. Jean-Nicolas Illouz and Henri Scepi, Paris, éditions Classiques Garnier, 2019.
 
“Gilets Rouges : les dandys militants du romantisme français.” Le dandysme, de l’histoire au mythe, ed. Edyta Kociubińska, New York, Peter Lang, 2019.
 
“Chiens fidèles, chiens fugueurs : l’histoire de deux histoires du Roi de Bohême de Charles Nodier.” Actes du colloque international "The Long and Short of It, Interférences de la nouvelle et du roman dans la littérature française du XIXe siècle" eds. Claudie Bernard and Chantal Massol, Grenoble, Université Grenoble-Alpes, 2019.
 
 
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