Professor of French and Francophone Studies

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of European Languages & Transcultural Studies.

Research expertise

Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature and culture; autobiographical expression; graphic novels.



Giacomo Casanova

Casanova’s sociability was the result of his personality, and his life, most of which – at least the part recounted – was spent as a wanderer throughout Europe, an adventurer seeking fortune. Casanova made his living by such varied means as organizing a royal lottery, gambling, and at times acting as a confidence man.