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Chloé Hogg

  • Associate Professor of French
  • Director of French Graduate Studies


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • MA, New York University
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests & Fields of Study

Chloé Hogg specializes in French literature and culture of the 17th and 18th centuries, with particular interests in political culture and literary practices. In 2019, she published Absolutist Attachments: Emotion, Media, and Absolutism in Seventeenth Century France (Northwestern UP), which studies the creation of the political subject of absolutism through modern modes of political adhesion mediated by emotions and news. Her second research project, “Material Classicism,” focuses on the relationship between material culture, consumer culture, and literature in 17th- and 18th-century France. Other research interests include 17th- and 18th-century French women writers, early modern journalism, and print culture.  



  • Reading French: Literature, Media, Culture
  • France in the Age of the Enlightenment
  • Early Modern Theater: Action, Emotion, Ethics
  • Literature and Philosophy from Classicism to the Enlightenment
  • Literature of the French Revolution
  • Global French ("W" course for advanced students in French)
  • Kings and Queens: From the Vikings to the Guillotine (gen ed in English)


  • Absolutism and its Pathologies
  • 17th-Century Literary Scandals
  • The Material Enlightenment
  • Early Modern Adaptations
  • Early Modern Sensations: Theater, Affect, Politics
  • Dissertation Workshop

Selected Publications

Absolutist Attachments: Emotion, Media, and Absolutism in Seventeenth-Century France. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2019.

“The King in Trinkets: Madeleine de Scudéry’s Conversations and the Downsizing of Absolutism.” Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 41.3 (September 2018): 355-71. 

“Subject of Passions: Emotion, Absolutism, and the Art of Charles Le Brun.” Ed. Tili Boon Cuillé and Julie Singer.  Spec. issue of Philological Quarterly, “Passion, Perception, Performance” 93 (2014): 65-94.

"New Perspectives on Early Modern Philosophy: Elisabeth of Bohemia and Descartes, Scudery and Pascal." Options for Teaching Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century French Women Writers, MLA Options for Teaching Series, ed. Faith Beasley (2011). 

"The Power of Frivolity: Villedieu, La Force, and the Nouvelle historique." Papers on French Seventeenth-Century Literature. Ed. Rainer Zaiser (2007).

"Useful Wounds." EMF: Studies in Early Modern France. Eds. Anne L. Birberick and Russell J. Ganim. 12 (2008).

"Pour une esthétique des tablettes: Clélie et les tablettes à écrire au XVIIe siècle." Seventeenth-Century French Studies 28 (2006): 117-33.

"Jouissance, or Villedieu's Art of Pleasing." Formes et formations au dix-septième siècle. Ed. Buford Norman. 168 (2006): 39-50.  

"War Relations: A Journalist Writes the Sun King's Wars." Relations & Relationships in Seventeenth-Century French Literature. Ed. Jennifer R. Perlmutter. PFSCL/Biblio 17 166. Tubingen: Gunter Narr, 2006. 197-208.

"Staging Foucquet: Historical and Theatrical Contexts of Villedieu's Le Favory." A Labor of Love: Critical Reflections on the Writings of Marie-Catherine Desjardins (Mme de Villedieu). Ed. Roxanne Decker Lalande. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2000. 43-63.

"The Philosopher as Tramp and Female in the Writings of Graffigny." Women in French Studies 6 (1998): 3-15.

"Strong Women, Illustrious Men: Constructing History and Civic Virtue in the Grand Siècle." Papers on French Seventeenth-Century Literature 26.50 (1999): 19-27.

Honors and Awards

  • Dietrich School Faculty Research and Scholarship Program, with Chris Nygren (HAA, lead proposer), Pernille Røge (History), and Jennifer Waldron (English). Grant support for fall teaching workshop, spring writing workshop, and speaker series on “Gun Violence and Its Histories” for AY 2019-2020.
  • Grant support for “Premodern Elements” workshop co-organized with Jennifer Waldron (English), March 23-24, 2017.
  • Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Year of the Humanities, Spring 2016, for “Versailles: Space, Power, Memory” lecture series co-organized with Christopher Drew Armstrong (HAA).
  • Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Type II Third Term Research Grant, Summer 2012.
  • University Center for International Studies Hewlett International Grant, Spring 2012.
Research Interests

French Early Modern Studies; Emotion and Affect Studies; Materialities and Print Culture; Early Modern Political Thought; Early Modern Women Writers