Nora Martin Peterson, Associate Professor of French (Modern Languages and Literatures) received her Ph.D. from Brown University in comparative literature. She primarily teaches courses on medieval and Renaissance French literature and culture, and on gender in world literature. She is also an affiliate in the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program and the Global Studies Program at UNL
Her book, Involuntary Confessions of the Flesh in Early Modern France appeared in 2016 as part of the "Early Modern Exchanges" series (University of Delaware Press). Research interests include the body in early modern literature and culture, Marguerite de Navarre's Heptaméron, early modern women's writing, embodiment, travel narratives, fairy tales, comparative literature, and literary theory.
WGS 388: Body Language
I love teaching “Body Language” because we get to use a wide range of texts to explore different expressions of the body and how they play out in our own lives. I love watching students draw connections between the 17th century and social media, or explore how gender influences the body-self relationship without our active knowledge. This course tends to be built around intimate, surprising discussions that really inspire and energize me.
French 485/885: Writing the Self: Autofiction in/and the French-Speaking World (taught in French)
French 486/886: French and Francophone Women Writers (taught in French)