Chloe Hogg

  • Assistant Professor of French


1328 D Cathedral of Learning

Area of Interest

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


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. She is currently working on a book project, “Absolutist Attachments: Love, News, and the Making of the Subject of Absolutism,” 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.  



  • French Civilization: Cultural History to 1789
  • France in the Age of the Enlightenment
  • Literature and Philosophy from Classicism to the Enlightenment
  • Literature of the French Revolution


  • Absolutism and its Pathologies
  • 17th-Century Literary Scandals
  • The Material Enlightenment

Selected Publications

"Absolutist Affections: Love and War in Louis XIV's France." (book manuscript in progress)

"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. (forthcoming)

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

"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 of Arts and Sciences Type II Third Term Research Grant, Summer 2012.

University Center for International Studies Hewlett International Grant, Spring 2012.