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Joan DeJean

Joan DeJean is Trustee Professor of French.  She specializes in 17th- and 18th-century French literature.  She has published on the history of women's writing in France (Tender Geographies: Women and the Origins of the Novel in France, 1991); the history of sexuality (Fictions of Sappho, 1546-1937, 1989); the development of the novel (Literary Fortifications, 1984); and the cultural history of late 17th- and early 18th-century France (Ancients against Moderns: Culture Wars and the Making of a Fin de Siècle, 1996; The Essence of Style, 2005).

She received a Lindback award for Distinguished Teaching and was the winner of the 2003 MLA Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies for her book The Reinvention of Obscenity: Sex, Lies, and Tabloids in Early Modern France (U of Chicago P, 2002).

Courses Taught

fall 2017

fall 2016

ENGL 546.401 The Novel and Marriage  

fall 2015

ENGL 360.401 The Novel and Marriage  
ENGL 545.401 Geography and the Novel  

fall 2014

ENGL 260.401 The Novel and Marriage  

fall 2013

ENGL 260.401 The Novel and Marriage  

fall 2012

ENGL 260.401 The Novel and Marriage  

spring 2012

ENGL 260.401 The Novel and Marriage  

fall 2006

ENGL 748.301 Geography and the Novel