Isabelle Cassagne DeMarte joined the faculty of Lewis and Clark College as Assistant Professor of French in 2001. Born and raised in France, she received her Licence d’anglais from the Université de Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle in 1990, and her Maîtrise de littérature anglaise from the Université Blaise Pascal de Clermont-Ferrand in 1992. She graduated from Michigan State University, where she received both her MA (1993) and her Ph.D. (1999) in French Literature. She teaches courses at all levels of the curriculum. Her teaching and research interests include eighteenth-century literature, literary genres, genre transgressions, literature & law/philosophy/history/epistemology, letter writing, the lord’s right, Diderot, and Olympe de Gouges. She has published on Diderot, Olympe de Gouges, and Sébastien-Roch-Nicolas Chamfort. Her current research deals with the letter form in polemical and philosophical letters to highlight the key role they played in carrying out the Enlightenment project of reforming the way people thought.