Dr. Olivier Delers
Associate Professor of French
Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Publications
Books
The Other Rise of the Novel in Eighteenth-Century French Fiction, University of Delaware Press, 2015.
Articles
“Whimsical Pornography: Albert Dubout’s Illustrations for Sade’s Justine,” accepted for publication in New Perspectives on the Eighteenth-Century.
“Du mythe au dialogue: Sade et l’érotisme surréaliste,” Mélusine, XXV, 2015.
The Prostitute as Neo-Manager: Sade’s Juliette and the New Spirit of Capitalism,” in Prostitution and Eighteenth-Century Culture: Sex, Commerce, and Morality, eds. Ann Lewis and Markman Ellis, London, Pickering and Chatto, 2011, 127-139.
A la recherche du ‘bourgeois’: drame sérieux et tentations narratives chez Diderot,” in Roman et théâtre: Une rencontre intergénérique dans la littérature française, eds. Aphrodite Sivetidou and Maria Litsardaki, Paris, Editions Classique Garnier, 2010, 309-324.
“‘Mais où est le cul?’ Life and Form in Sade’s Les Infortunes de la vertu et La Nouvelle Justine,” Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 22, 4, Summer 2010, 657-672.
“Reconnaissance et reconnaissance de dette dans Histoire d'Ernestine de Marie Riccoboni,” Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth-Century, 12, 2006, 275-281.
Reviews
Emeline Mossé, “Le langage de l’implicite dans l’œuvre de Crébillon fils,” Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 24, 1, Fall 2011, 148-150.
Additional Publications

Education
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Contact Information
(804) 289-8106
(804) 287-6446 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
18th Century French Studies