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Bettina Lerner
Position: Assistant Professor
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York
Degrees/Diplomas: B.A., Ph.D., Yale University
Research Interests: 19th-century French literature, cultural history, popular culture, Translation, Theory


From the Société des Hommes de Lettres to the Berne Convention: The Rise of Intellectual Property in 19th-Century France. Manuscript in progress.

Inventing the Popular: Literature and Culture in Nineteenth-Century France. Forthcoming. Ashgate Press, 2014.

Edited Book (Co-editor with Juan Carlos Mercado)

A Living Legacy. Newark, Delaware: Juan de La Cuesta-Hispanic Monographs, 2006.

Edited Journal (Co-editor with Dan Edelstein)

Special issue “Myth and Modernity,” Yale French Studies 111 (2007).


“Châteaux en Espagne: Le Musée Espagnol” in Building the Louvre, ed. Patrick Bray and Philipp Usher. L'Esprit Créateur [Forthcoming in 2014].

A French Lazarillo: Translation and Popular Literature in Nineteenth-Century France.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies 38:1-2 (2009) 9-23. “Michelet, Mythologue,” Yale French Studies 111 (2007) 61-72.