Marianne Legault Marianne_Legault

Dr. Marianne Legault
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor, French
Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
CCS338, 1148 Research Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

T: 250.807.9381
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Teaching | Research | Publications

Dr. Marianne Legault was born and raised in Montreal. She completed her PhD in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia in 2004. She currently teaches seventeenth and eighteenth century French literature in the Department of Critical Studies. Her research areas include women's literary production in seventeenth and eighteenth century France, as well as novels, fairy tales, and drama.

My specialty courses at UBC's Okanagan campus:

  • FREN360: Selected Topics in French Literature I. TheBody in French Literature from1400-1799
  • FREN421: French Classical Fairy Tales
  • FREN439: Epistolary Style: When Women Speak
  • FREN444: Advanced French: Professional Oral Performance
  • FREN446: Advanced French: Creative Oral Performance
  • FREN460: 17th-Century French Tragedy
  • FREN461: 17th and 18th Century French Comedy


Literary Studies and Practices
Intercultural Studies and Practices

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Main Research Interests:

  • Early Modern French Literature

Publications & Conferences

Refereed Articles

“What do you see? Helping students understand seventeenth-century Baroque and Classical literary aesthetics”, OWILT (2014), UBCWPL 041.  Eds: Erin Guntly, Zoe Lam, Andrei Anghelescu, and Natalie Weber. 2015.  1-10.

“De-Sexing the Lesbian: Isaac de Benserade’s Narrative Quest,” in Developments in the Histories of Sexualities: In Search of the Normal, 1600-1800. Ed. Chris Mounsey. Lewisburg: Buknell University Press: 2013. 71-90.

“Malhonnêtes Femmes? Women Performing Same-Sex Friendship in 17th-century France.” Peer-reviewed proceedings of the Western Society for French History, Québec City, November 2008. Eds. Donna F. Ryan and April G. Shelford. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Scholarly Publishing Office, University of Michigan University Library. (October 2009), 36, 37-51.

"Iphis & Iante : traumatisme de l’incomplétude lesbienne au Grand Siècle". Dalhousie French Studies. (December 2007) 81, 83-93.


Female Intimacies in Seventeenth-Century French Literature. Ashgate, Aldershot, U.K.; Burlington, USA. 2012. 270 pages.

Narrations déviantes : L’intimité entre femmes dans l’imaginaire français du dix-septième siècle. Québec, Canada: Presses de l'Université Laval, 2008. 234 pages.

Amour, passion, volupté, tragédie: Le Sentiment amoureux dans la littérature française du Moyen Âge au XXème. Eds. Annye Castonguay, Jean-François Kosta-Théfaine and Marianne Legault. Paris: Séguier, 2007. 268 pages.


June 2017, Presenter, VariAbiliti(es) III: The Same Only Different? “Hideous and Mutilated: The Abnormal Body in Early Modern French Fairy Tales,” The University of London, UK.

August 2016, Presenter, International Conference Old Time Accomplices: Mentors & Mentees, “Les ruses du mentorat féminin dans les contes de fées,” The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

August 2014, Presenter, Okanagan Workshop on Innovation in Language Teaching, “Tell me what you see? Understanding Seventeenth-Century Baroque and Classical Literary Aesthetics.” UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, Canada.

“Jacques Duval's Medical Discourse: Addressing or Undressing the Tribade?” Sixteenth Century Society & Conference, October 2011, Montreal, Canada.

“Non Monsieur, There Are No Queers Here: 400 Years of French Resistance,” International Conference Queer People V: The Uses of the History of Sexuality, July 2010, Cambridge, UK.

''When Women Whisper to One Another: the Threat of Intimate Female Conversation in Les Précieuses Ridicules,'' International Conference Renaissance Society of America, April 2010, Venice, Italy.

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Referreed Article 2013

Marianne Legault Narratives Deviants

Marianne Legault Narrative Deviant

French 461 students perform seventeenth-century comedy, Les Précieuses ridicules and scenes from Le Mariage de Figaro
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French 461 students