Dr. Peter Shoemaker is a scholar of 17th century French literature and culture. He is the author of over 15 peer-reviewed journal articles and two scholarly books. He received his Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Princeton University in 1997, where he was a Jacob Javitts Fellow and the recipient of a French Government Fellowship (Bourse Chateaubriand) that enabled him to study at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris from 1994 – 1995. He also holds an M.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Princeton and a B.A. in French from the University of Chicago. From 2016 to 2021, Dr. Shoemaker served as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall. Prior to coming to Seton Hall, he served as vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Studies, director of the University Honors Program, and associate professor of French at The Catholic University of America.
- Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Princeton University
- M.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Princeton University
- B.A. in French from the University of Chicago
- Les Costeaux, ou les marquis frians, by Donneau de Visé, A Critical Edition. Cambridge, UK: MHRA, 2013.
- Powerful Connections: The Poetics of Patronage in the Age of Louis XIII. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2007.
- "From My Lips to Yours: Friendship, Confidentiality, and Gender in Early Modern France” in Men and Women Making Friends in Early Modern France, ed. Lewis Seifert and Rebecca Wilkin (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015).
- "Les postures de ma fortune’: le page et ses maîtres.” In Lectures de Tristan L’Hermite: Le Page disgracié. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2013.
- "The Furniture of Narrative in Crébillon’s Le Sopha and Laclos’s Liaisons dangereuses." Romanic Review 101:4 (2010): 689-708.
- "Violence and Piety in Jean-Pierre Camus's histoires tragiques." French Review, February 79:3 (2006): 549-560.
- "Lafayette's Confidence Game: Plausibility and Private Confession in La Princesse de Cleves and Zaide.” French Forum 27:1 (2002): 45-58.