Pascale M. Barthe, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of French
Office: Leutze Hall 291
Licence et Maîtrise, Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail
Ph.D., M.A., University of Virginia
Pascale Barthe specializes in early modern France. She has participated in seminars at the Newberry Library in Chicago and the Folger Institute in Washington, D. C. Her articles and book chapters have appeared in French Historical Studies, the MLA’s Approaches to Teaching World Literature series, L’Esprit Créateur, Studies in Early Modern France, and other scholarly journals. She is the author of French Encounters with the Ottomans, 1510–1560 (Routledge, 2016), a monograph in which she uncovers the birth of the Franco-Ottoman relations and the enthusiasm with which, before the age of absolutism, French kings and their subjects pursued exchanges—real or imagined—with those they referred to as the ‘Turks.’ Her new research project examines political, religious, and literary intersections between the kingdom of Louis XIV and the Safavid and Mughal Empires. She is particularly interested in studying the global experiences of Frenchmen (and women) in the middle of the seventeenth century when the Compagnie des Indes Orientales was founded. At UNCW, Pascale Barthe teaches a variety of courses on French language, literature, and culture, including an undergraduate seminar titled “La France-Méditerranée.”