Scott M. Sanders


Scott M. Sanders is an Associate Professor of French and affiliated faculty of Music at Dartmouth College. His research investigates British and Caribbean influences on French performance culture. His first book, Voices from Beyond: Physiology, Sentience and the Uncanny in Eighteenth-Century French Literaturewon the 2021 Walker Cowen Memorial Prize for outstanding scholarship in eighteenth-century studies. In it, he investigates eighteenth-century French conceptions of the voice across scientific, philosophical, and literary texts. His second book project, entitled An Uneasy Marriage: Reflections of the Black Atlantic on French Stages, examines the influence of the Black Atlantic on eighteenth-century French theater, especially in theatrical works produced across the naval admiralties in Metropolitan France, including the slave trading ports Bordeaux and Nantes.