Andrea Goulet is Associate Professor of French in the Romance Languages department at the University of Pennsylvania and Co-Chair, with Corry Cropper of BYU, of the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Association (NCFS). She is the author of Optiques: the Science of the Eye and the Birth of Modern French Fiction (Penn, 2006) and has co-edited journal issues on “Visual Culture” (Contemporary French Civilization) and “Crime Fictions” (Yale French Studies). Her forthcoming book, Legacies of the Rue Morgue: Space and Science in French Crime Fiction, 1866-2006, explores scientific discourses (cartography, geology, geography) and urban spatiality in modern French crime fiction from Emile Gaboriau to Fred Vargas. Current research projects include a study of neurological science in the fin-de-siècle French fantastic and an essay connecting Eugène Sue’s Les Mystères de Paris (1842-3) to the television series The Wire (2002-8).
Associate Professor of Romance Languages, Undergraduate Chair of Comparative Literature, French School of Arts and Sciences