Romance Languages and Literatures

RLL Alumnus Appointed to the Sorbonne

We are pleased to announce the appointment of one of our recent graduates, Glenn Roe (PhD’10), to the post of Professor of Digital Humanities in the Faculty of Letters at Sorbonne University where he is also a member of the Centre d’étude de la langue et des littératures françaises (CELLF UMR 8599). Glenn has the honor of being the first American to have ever been apppointed in French literature at the Sorbonne.

During his graduate training, Glenn spent eight years as a Research Assistant and Project Manager for the University of Chicago’s ARTFL Project (American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language), one of the oldest and most successful North American research and development centers for computer-assisted text analysis. Since 2010 he has served as Associate Editor of the online digital edition of Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclopédie, a flagship digital humanities project developed in collaboration with ARTFL and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) in France. Before moving to the Sorbonne Glenn held posts in digital humanites at the University of Oxford (post-doc) and at Austrailian National University. Glenn’s first book The Passion of Charles Péguy: Literature, Modernity, and the Crisis of Historicism was published by Oxford University Press (2014). Glenn also works closely with the Voltaire Foundation at Oxford University.