Meet the Faculty

Julia Caroline Knowlton

Julia Caroline Knowlton

Professor of French, Chair of French and German, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning

Contact Information

Phone: 404.471.6236

Academic Degrees

Undergraduate study at La Sorbonne (Paris) and New College, Oxford University (UK)
B.A., Duke University
Institut d'études françaises d'Avignon
M.A., University of North Carolina
Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

Professor Knowlton's interests include Epistolary writing, theory and practice of lyric, theories of feminism, and psychoanalysis.

Professional Activities

Recent Publications:

Body Story. Ohio University Press. 2004. Creative nonfiction. Lead title in Ohio University Press spring 2004 list. General/trade audience. Reviewed nationally (Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Foreword magazine). Named an outstanding title for 2004 by the American Library Association.

The Ravishment of Persephone: Epistolary Lyric in the Siècle des Lumières. North Carolina Series in Romance Languages and Literatures, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.

"New York, New York." Convietuirea: Revista românilor din Seghedin. 6, 1-2 (2002): 156-158. Essay on New York City written two months after 9/11.

"La Fausse Couche: Failed Potential and the Anti-Enlightenment." Romance Quarterly 49, 1 (2002): 30-35.

"Filles Perdues? French Literature in Search of the Maternal." (Solicited article). Intertexts 5, 1 (2001): 23-31.

"Looking Back": Rousseau's Orphic Turns Romance Notes XLI, 2(2001): 235-242.

Web Links

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)