Marc Louis Olivier

Marc Louis Olivier

Professor , French & Italian

3131 JFSB



Commonly Taught Courses

Fren 202–Intermediate French, Part 2 Fren/Ital 217–French and Italian Cinema Fren 362–French Civilization from 1715 to Present


 Selected Publications -“Walking Through Paris’ History”, Marc Olivier, Corry Cropper, Robert Erickson, David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, Provo, August, 2008 -“George Eastman’s Modern Stone-Age Family: Snaphot Photography and the Brownie”, Technology and Culture, Volume 48, Issue 1, Pages 1-19, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, January, 2007 -“Through a Flea-Glass Darkly: Enlightened Entomologists and the Redemption of Aesthetics in Eighteenth-Century France”, Insect Poetics, Edition 1st, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis; London, Eric C. Brown, January, 2006 -“Engineering Nostalgia: The Machine de Marly in Madame D’Auneuil’s La Tyrannie des fées détruite”, Romance Notes, Volume XLVI, Issue 1, Pages 13-23, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Valencia, October, 2006 -“Gilles Auguste Bazin’s ‘True Novel of Natural History'”, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Volume 18, Issue 2, Pages 187-202, January, 2006 -“Nostalgia and Technology: Embracing the New through Art and Design”, BYU Museum of Art, November, 2005 -“Binding the Book of Nature: Microscopy as Literature”, History of European Ideas, Volume 31, Pages 173-191, 2005 -“Jean-Nicolas Servandoni’s Spectacles of Nature and Technology”, French Forum, Volume 30, Issue 2, Pages 31-47, August, 2005 -“Lessons for the Four-Year-Old Botanist: Rousseau’s Forgotten Science of Childhood”, French Literature Series, Volume 31, Pages 161-171, December, 2004 Awards -Alcuin Fellowship in General Education, Brigham Young University, 2009 -DDL-IAP Crystal Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Practice of Distance Learning, Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2008


BA, French, Brigham Young U, 1991
MA, French, U of Washington, 1993
PhD, French Literature, U of Washington, 1999


French Literature
History and Philosophy of Science
Interdisciplinary Humanities