Louis Bousquet

Associate Professor

1890 East-West Rd.
485 Moore Hall
Honolulu, HI 96822

Email: Lb2010@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-4185

Louis Bousquet is associate professor of French at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Chair and Graduate advisor of the division of French and Italian in the LLEA department, he co-leads the French-speaking Oceania and Asia Initiative (FSOAI) as well as the Oceania Ensemble series at UHM. 

My research and teaching mainly focus on the art of love in literature. From its lyrical inception in 11th-century Provence, Limousin and Aquitaine to the contemporary disenchanted opus of Michel Houellebecq. In class, I aim to rouse the yearning minds to the singular wonders of literature.


  • PhD, French Literature, University of California Santa Barbara
  • MA, French Literature, Rutgers University, New Jersey
  • Maîtrise d’Histoire Moderne, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis


All levels of French language and advanced composition courses
Survey courses including introduction to literature from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, French civilization, conversation, etc.
Courtly love and fin’amor, stories of love in European literature
Francophone Pacific literature
Interdisciplinary survey courses, including literature, cinema, comics, and digital media


    • 2020 « Extases inexplicables » in Academic Journal of Modern Philology (AJMP), 2020, pp. 235-243
    • 2020 « Ainsi Parlait Kama-sutra ou l’émouvant va-et-vient du marché international chez San-Antonio » in San-Antonio International, PULIM, pp. 132-145
    • 2019 « L’islam dans les romans de Michel Houellebecq » Revue Romanica Wratislaviensia intitulé Post-sécularité : nouvelles perspectives, pp. 94-108
    • 2019 Islands of French Speaking Oceania. Volume 5 of Teaching Oceania Series, (with Alexander Mawyer, Terava Ka’anapu Casey, William Matt Cavert, Lorenz Gonschor, Teora Morris, Sylvie Largeaud-Ortéga, Patrice Godin, Mirose Paia, Titaua Porcher, Bernard Rigo, Bruno Saura, Virginie Soula, Serge Tcherkézoff, and Jacques Vernaudon) edited by Monica C. LaBriola. Honolulu: Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai’i-Mānoa
    • 2019 « Soumission ultime », Revue Roman 20-50, n°66
    • 2017 “La chanson française au 20e siècle” Textbook on French Civilization, 231 pages. Cengage, ISBN 9781337789530
    • 2017 « L’art du Faibl’Amor houellebecquien» in Orbis Linguarum 45 “Au carrefour des sens” Dresden–Wrocław : Neisse Verlag and Oficyna Wydawnicza ATUT, Coll 2016, pp.183-213
    • 2017 « L’enfance du lard ou l’inquiétante hérédité du branlo-chieur Apollon Jules » Le Monde de San-Antonio, pp 6-12
    • 2017 « Réception du roman Soumission dans la presse américaine » Lectures croisées de l’œuvre de Michel Houellebecq » Paris : Classiques Garnier.
    • 2017 “A Showdown at Honolulu Harbour: Exploring late 19th -century Hawaiian politics through a narrative biography of Celso Cesare Moreno” with Lorenz Gonschor in Journal of Narrative Politics, Vol. 3. (2), 2017, pp. 131-151
    • 2017 « San Antonio au pays des merveilles : pureté et monstruosités de l’enfance » in Les Cahiers Dard, EUD, pp. 147-179
    • 2016 « Al servizio di sua majestà per cinque giorni : la rocambolesca e breve carriera di Celso Cesare Moreno » Storie Straordinarie di Italiani nel Pacifico, with Lorenz Gonschor, Odoya editor, Bologna. pp.60-85
    • 2014 « L’économie des plaisirs dans l’économie mondialisée ou l’impossibilité du don » L’Unité de l’œuvre de Michel HouellebecqClassiques Garnier. pp. 199-208
    • 2014 « Du chevalier à l’homoncule, l’aventure impossible du roman » Orbis Linguarum, Dresden–Wrocław: Neisse Verlag and Oficyna Wydawnicza ATUT, Coll 2014, pp. 199-213


FR 735 Graduate Seminar in French Literature: Michel Houellebecq’s faibl’amor, FR 735 Graduate Seminar in French Literature: The art of courtly love, FR 672 Seminar in Medieval Literature, FR 601 Graduate Seminar in 20th Century French Literature, FR 491E Topic in French Literature, FR 491D French Film, FR 361 Contemporary French Civilization, LLEA 335 French Literature since 1800 (taught in English, FR 331 Survey of French Literature, FR 321 Advanced Conversation, FR 312 Composition, FR 311 Conversation, LLEA 264 French Culture for Americans (taught in English), FR 210 Immersion Intermediate French, FR 110 Immersion Elementary French. All language elementary and intermediate courses


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