Dr Mark Darlow

College Lecturer in French
Director of Studies in French
Reader in eighteenth-century French literature and culture
Modern & Medieval Languages
Mark Darlow

Mark Darlow specialises in eighteenth-century French theatre and opera (especially opéra-comique), Rousseau, Bernardin de Saint-Pierre and the culture of the Revolutionary period. He is author of Maîtres et valets en France au XVIIIe siècle (Paris, 1999), Nicolas-Etienne Framery and lyric theatre in eighteenth-century France (Oxford, 2003), Staging the French Revolution: Cultural Politics and the Opéra de Paris, 1789-1794 (OUP, 2012), and Dissonance in the Republic of Letters: the Querelle des Gluckistes et des Piccinnistes (Legenda, 2013). He has also published (as editor) Revolutionary Culture: Continuity and Change (Nottingham French Studies, 2006), and (as co-editor) The Discursive Culture: Action and Interaction, text and context (Oxford, 2007), Laya's L'Ami des lois (MHRA, 2011), and Clair-obscur in eighteenth-century France: interdisciplinary essays (special number of Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2014). He was awarded a Philip Leverhulme prize in 2006 and his Staging the French Revolution was shortlisted for the R. H. Gapper book prize of the Society for French Studies. Current projects include a monograph on Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a study of historical theatre in the pre-Revolutionary period, and editions of Sedaine's Raoul, Barbe-bleue and Guillaume Tell (Classiques Garnier).