RUIMI Jennifer

Position : Lecturer-Researcher
Title : Associate Professor
CNU (National Council of Universities) section : French language and literature
Department : UFR 1
Institutional affiliation : Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3

Email : jennifer.ruimi (at)

Jennifer Ruimi is a lecturer at the University of Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 and a member of the Institute for Research on the Renaissance, the Neo-Classical Age, and the Enlightenment (IRCL, UMR 5186). Her research focuses on eighteenth-century drama. She is the author of La Parade de société au 18e siècle, une forme dramatique oubliée (Champion, 2015) and is currently working on a new project on theatre and health in the eighteenth century. She has also co-edited, among other volumes, Théâtre et charlatans dans l’Europe moderne (Presses de la Sorbonne-Nouvelle, 2018), Espaces des théâtres de société : Définitions, enjeux, postérité (Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2020), and Théâtre et société : réseaux de sociabilité et représentations de la société (revue Études de Lettres, 2022).

Research subject areas :
  • 17th–18th-century theatre
  • Unofficial forms of theatre in the eighteenth century (‘théâtre de la Foire’ or fairground entertainments, ‘théâtre de société’)
  • Relationship between literature and society in the 18th century
  • 18th-century literature and gender studies
  • Literature and medical knowledge; representations of the body (16th–18th c.); medical humanities
  • Digital humanities