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Matthieu P. Raillard

Miller Hall

Matthieu Raillard joined the faculty at Lewis & Clark in 2004, after completing a Ph.D. at the University of Virginia.

He specializes in Peninsular Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries. Prof. Raillard has written articles on the erotic literature of the Spanish enlightenment, the aesthetic theory of the sublime in Spanish Romanticism, the Spanish Republic of Letters, the relationship between France and Spain in the late eighteenth century, as well as Mariano Jose de Larra’s narrative strategies.  He has also published on the notion of Translatio imperii in eighteenth-century Spain as well as on the concepts of silence, solitude and friendship in late eighteenth-century Spanish literature.

His work has been published in leading journals such as Dieciocho, Revista de estudios hispánicos, Decimonónica, L’Érudit franco-espagnol, Vanderbilt e-Journal of Luso-Hispanic Studies and Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture. He has also collaborated on the Cambridge History of Spanish Literature, Diccionario de críticos literarios del Siglo XIX, and Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism.  Prof. Raillard regularly serves as a book reviewer for Dieciocho and other journals, and is the new sub-field editor of Spanish Books for Eighteenth Century Current Bibliography. He is currently working on a book-length manuscript on authorship in eighteenth-century Spain, and has a book chapter forthcoming on Romantic Satanism in Perversiones decimonónicas (2018).

His teaching experience covers all levels of language and literature instruction, and he has directed undergraduate independent study courses and Honors Theses.


Prof. Raillard is currently chair of the World Languages and Literatures department.


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Matthieu Raillard’s office is located in room 311 of Miller.


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Matthieu P. Raillard Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies; sabbatical FA18

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