Literature, Louisiana State University, United States

United States

Octobre 2018 à Juin 2019


Jeffrey Leichman is Associate Professor of French Studies at Louisiana State University. His first book Acting Up: Staging the Subject in Enlightenment France (Bucknell, 2016), looks at the relationship between acting theory and subjectivity in ancien régime France. He is currently co-Principal Investigator on the VESPACE project, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. This project, which brings together researchers in French literature, theatre history, computer science, and architectural restoration, seeks to re-create the visual, acoustical, and social environments of the Paris Fairground theatre in a virtual-reality video game. Professor Leichman has previously taught at Sarah Lawrence College and the University of California at Irvine; he received his PhD in French literature from Yale University.

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Virtual Enlightenment: Video Games, Performance, and the Future of Humanities Scholarship


LEICHMAN, Jeffrey. Acting Up : Staging the Subject in Enlightenment France. Lewisburg, PA : Bucknell UP, 2016.

LEICHMAN, Jeffrey. “Quantum Performance: Intersubjectivity, Uncertainty, and the Neveu de Rameau,” Diderot Studies 35 (2017), 347-366.

LEICHMAN, Jeffrey. “Deneuve’s Manon,” The French Review 91.1 (October 2017), 93-104.

LEICHMAN, Jeffrey. “What They Talked About When They Talked About Acting: Clairon via Diderot and Talma.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 48.4 (Summer 2015), 417-436.

LEICHMAN, Jeffrey. “Impostors: Performance, Emotion, and Political Economics in Rousseau’s Lettre à d’Alembert.” L’Esprit Créateur 52.4 (Winter 2012), 94-106.