Larry F. Norman is a specialist in 17th– and 18th–century French literature, theater, and intellectual history. Specifically, his research focuses on how individual works play 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 (University of Chicago Press, 2011) and The Public Mirror: Moliere and the Social Commerce of Depiction (University of Chicago Press, 1999). 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