Larry F. Norman is a specialist in seventeenth– and eighteenth–century French literature, theater, and intellectual history. Specifically his research focuses on how individual works paly with social norms and literary expectations. Editor or co-editor of several volumes, Norman is the author of The Shock of the Ancient: Literature and History in Early Modern France (2011) and The Public Mirror: Moliere and the Social Commerce of Depiction (1999). He most recently co-curated the exhibition Classicisms at the Smart Museum of Art. Norman is the Frank L. Sulzberger Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Committee on Theater and Performance Studies.
Romance Languages and Literatures