Louis MacKenzie

Associate Professor of French

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B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D., Cornell University

Research Profile

MacKenzie's teaching and Research interests include, but are not limited to, 17th century French literature, with special focus on Jansenism (Pascal, La Rochefoucauld, La Bruyere and Racine). He also works on French poetry generally with special emphasis on those poets (e.g., Ronsard, du Bellay, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Valery et. al) who treat the subject of the poet in their poetry. MacKenzie also teaches a "cultural studies" course on opera and French literature and another on Louis XIV's Versailles. He is a three time winner of university teaching awards, the Kaneb, the Joyce and, in 2011, the Madden as the outstanding teacher of first-year students.  In 2013 Professor MacKenzie stepped down as Chair of Music, a position he held for six years.

Contact Information

108 Decio Hall
Mailing Address:
University of Notre Dame
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
343 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556