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Molly Robinson Kelly

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Molly Robinson Kelly joined the faculty of Lewis and Clark College in 2004. She has taught courses in French language, literature, and civilization, as well as seminars in French literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and 19th century. Her publications include articles on the medieval legend of Tristan and Yseut, Old French lexico-grammatical disambiguation, as well as Oscar Wilde and the twentieth-century author Albert Cohen. She co-edited a volume of Oeuvres et critiques dedicated to the Princeton-based Charrette Project, and her book, The Hero’s Place: Medieval Literary Traditions of Space and Belonging, was published in 2009 with Catholic University of America Press.

Her recent research interests revolve around the conjunctions of spirituality and literature, in particular in the nineteenth century. She has focused most recently on authors Gustave Flaubert, Charles Baudelaire, and Oscar Wilde.

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Molly Robinson Kelly’s office is located in room 326 of Miller.


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Molly Robinson Kelly Associate Professor of French, French Section Head

World Languages and Literatures Lewis & Clark 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road MSC 30 Portland OR 97219 USA

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