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Julia Knowlton

Julia Caroline Knowlton

Adeline A. Loridans Professor of French

Phone: 404.471.6236
Office Location: Buttrick 354

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

Classroom sessions on iTunesU
French Undergraduate Program
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