Associate Professor of History and French and Francophone Studies
curriculum vitae (pdf)
Professor McClure's primary scholarly interests in 17th-century French literature, politics, and religion. Her first book, Sunspots and the Sun King: Sovereignty and Mediation in Seventeenth-Century France (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2006) explored the contradictions inherent in attempting to reconcile the logical and mystical aspects of divine right monarchy. She has also authored numerous articles, including: "Neo-Stoicism and the Spectator in Corneille’s Horace" (forthcoming in EMF); "Cartesian Modernity and La Princesse de Clèves" [Seventeenth-Century French Studies 29 (2007): 73-80]; "Lieu Tenant: Diplomacy and Dementia in Racine’s Andromaque" [Intersections: Actes de Hanover (2005): 237-245]; "Sovereign Love and Atomism in Racine’s Bérénice," [Philosophy and Literature 27 (2003): 304-317]; and "Une parfaite et sincère bonne correspondance et amitié: French-Turkish Trade and Artistic Exchange in Molière’s Bourgeois Gentilhomme," [Romanic Review 90.2 (1999): 155-166].
Professor McClure was also a 2009-2010 Institute for the Humanities Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago and won a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship.