Juliana Starr, Ph.D.

Juliana Starr, Ph.D.Associate Professor

Contact

Office: 213 Liberal Arts Building
Phone: 504-280-6623
Email: jstarr1@uno.edu

Biography

Education Background

  • Certificate in Spanish and six weeks intensive Spanish study, Universidad La Salle, Mexico City,Summer 2000
  • Ph.D. in French Literature, Specialization in the Nineteenth Century, Minor in Literary Theory, Indiana University Bloomington, 1995
  • D.E.A. de Lettres Modernes, Université de Lille III, France, 1989
  • Maîtrise de Lettres Modernes, Université d’Aix-en-Provence I, France, 1987
  • M.A. in French Literature, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1986
  • B.A. in English, Minors in French and Physical Education, Wartburg College,
  • Waverly, Iowa, 1984

Teaching Experience

Academic

  • Assistant Professor of French, University of New Orleans, 2005-present
  • Assistant Professor (1997-2001) and Associate Professor (2001-2005) of French, Coordinator of Foreign Languages and Director of the Language Laboratory - Christian Brothers University, Memphis TN, 1997-2005
  • Acting Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Visiting Assistant Professor of French, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, 1996-1997
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of French, University of Southern Indiana, 1995-1996
  • Associate Instructor of Graduate Reading and Elementary French, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1989-1993
  • Teaching Assistant of First-Year French, Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1984-1986

Others

  • French Teacher for gifted children, Cardinal Stritch School, Milwaukee, Summer 1986
  • Activities Coordinator and French Teacher, Marquette University’s Undergraduate Exchange Program - Limoges, France, Summer 1985
  • French Teacher and Camp Counselor, “Les Châlets Français” French Camp, Deer Isle, Maine, July 1984
  • Credit Teacher, Concordia College Language Camps - Hackensack, Minnesota, June 1984

Research Interests

  • Interdisciplinary approaches to 19th-century French literature, art, and opera
  • 19th-Century French novel and short story
  • Feminism
  • Representations of women

Awards and Prizes

  • Selected to teach on the UNO “Glories of France” program in summer 2009
  • June Scholar” - University of New Orleans Summer Research Stipend, Summer 2008
  • Business French Seminar for American French Professors, Université de Montpelier, France, July 1998. Award Sponsored by the French Embassy.
  • Teaching Assistant in English, Lycée Camille Saint Saëns - Rouen, France, 1993-1994
  • French Government Teaching Assistantship Award, Lycée Louis Pasteur, Lille, France, 1988-1989
  • Rotary Foundation Scholar, Université d’Aix-en-Provence I, France, 1986-1987

Publications

Journal Articles

  • “Pygmalion Politics in Balzac’s Le chef d’oeuvre inconnu”: French Studies Bulletin 30 (2009): 17-19.
  • “Coal Miners’ Daughters:  Representations of Women in Germinal, Matewan, and Harlan County, USA”: Excavatio XXII (July 2007): 73-86.
  • “The Two Faces of Eve:  Villiers’ response to Zola’s La Faute de l’abbé Mouret”:  Excavatio XVI (October 2002):  179-187.
  • “Men Looking at Art:  Aesthetic Voyeurism in Two Novels by Emile Zola”:  Excavatio XIV (October 2001):  173-185.
  • “Painting on the Periphery:  Women Artists in Three French Texts”:  The Journal for the Association of the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts (Spring 2001):  51-83.  Guest Editor for the special volume titled “Creating Women Creating:  19th-Century Representations of the Female Imagination and the Woman Artist.”
  • “Digestive Divas:  Women and Food Problems in Two Novels by J.-K. Huysmans”:  Excavatio XIII (September 2000):  100-105.
  • “Figuring Frames:  Painting as Inspiration for a New Literary Aesthetic in Two Novels by J.-K. Huysmans”:  The Journal for the Association of the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts (Spring 1998):  53-66.
  • “Men Looking at Women Through Art:  Male Gaze and Spectatorship in Three Nineteenth-Century Novels”: The Frontenac Review  10-11 (1993-1994):  8-34.

Review

  • “L’Hirondelle et Le Corbeau:  Écrits sur Gérard de Nerval”: Nineteenth-Century French Studies 37, no. 1-2 (2008-2009):  167-169.

Items Accepted to be Published

  • “The Mummy’s Dance:  Staged Transpositions of Théophile Gautier’s Egyptian Tales” - Translations/Transpositions:  A Conference in Honor of Rosemary Lloyd  -article to be published in the conference proceedings book.
  • “Dancing into the Spotlight:  Louise Bertin and La Esmeralda” - article to be published in the journal Women in French Studies.
  • “Hugo, Louise Bertin et La Esmeralda” - lecture transcription to be published in the journal L’Écho Hugo: Bulletin des Amis de Victor Hugo

Conferences

  • “Forgotten Divas:  Women’s Struggle for Artistic Identity in the 19th-Century Opera World”: paper presented at the 34th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium - Vanderbilt University (October 2008)
  • “The Song of Controversy:  Louise Bertin and Opera in Paris in the 1820s and 1830s”:  paper presented at the 4th Annual Women in French Conference - University of North Texas (April 2008)
  • “The Mummy’s Dance:  “High” and “Low” Stage Adaptations of Gautier’s Egyptian Tales”:  paper presented at the 33rd Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium - University of South Alabama (October 2007)
  • “Diderot’s The Nun:  A Feminist Novel?”:  paper presented at the Southeast Region Conference on Christianity and Literature - Loyola University, New Orleans (April 2007)
  • “The Mummy’s Dance:  Staged Transpositions of Théophile Gautier’s Egyptian Tales”:  paper presented at Translations/ Transpositions:  A Conference in Honor of Rosemary Lloyd - Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, England (March 2007)  
  • “The Mummy’s Revenge:  Hegemonic Violence in Théophile Gautier’s Egyptian Tales”:  paper presented at the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes Conference - Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, England  (March 2007) 
  • “Romancing the Stone:  Egyptian Discoveries and Gautier’s Mummy Narratives”:  paper presented at the 32nd Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium - Indiana University (October 2006)
  • “Coal Miners’ Daughters:  Representations of Women in Germinal, Matewan, and Harlan County, USA”:  paper presented at the 15th Annual International Conference on Emile Zola and Naturalism (special topic, film) - CUNY Graduate Center (May 2006)
  • “Reading Madame Bovary:  Flaubert and the Trial of the Century”:  paper presented at the Southeastern Conference on Christianity and Literature - New Orleans (April 2006)
  • “The Mummy’s Revenge:  Pygmalion Politics in Balzac and Gautier”:  paper presented at the 31st Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium - University of Texas (October 2005)
  • “Seeking their Place at the Table:  Woman and Culinary Ritual in 19th-Century Art and Literature”:  paper presented at the 2004 Romance Studies Colloquium - Montclair State University (October 2004)
  • “Brave New Woman or Stepford Wife?:  Villiers’ Robot in L’ève future”:  paper presented at the 29th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium - University of Arizona (October 2003)
  • “Desire and the Body in Delibes’ Lakmé:  paper and vocal performance presented at the 28th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium - Ohio State University (October 2002)
  • “The Two Faces of Eve:  Villiers’ response to Zola’s La faute de l’abbé Mouret”:  paper presented at the 10th Annual International Conference on Emile Zola and Naturalism - University of Pennsylvania (October 2001)
  • “Abolishing Aphrodite:  The Masculinization of Artistic Genius in Four Nineteenth-Century French Texts”:  paper presented at the 54th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference - University of Kentucky (April 2001)
  • “Men Looking at Art:  Aesthetic Voyeurism in Two Novels by Emile Zola”:  paper presented at the 9th Annual International Conference on Emile Zola and Naturalism - University of Alberta, Edmonton (September 2000)
  • “Be a Man!  Rosa Bonheur and her Cross-Dressing Career”:  paper presented at the Women Seeking Expression:  France 1789-1914” Conference - Indiana University (October 1999)
  • “Digestive Divas:  Women and Culinary Problems in Two Texts by J.-K. Huysmans”:  paper presented at the 8th Annual International Conference on Emile Zola and Naturalism - City College of San Francisco (September 1999)
  • “Painting on the Periphery:  Women Artists in Three French Texts”:  paper presented at the 12th Annual International Conference on Literature, Visual Arts and Cinema - State University of West Georgia, Atlanta (October 1997)
  • “Workshop in International Business for Foreign Language Specialists”:  participant - Center for Internatioanl Business Education and Research - University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (August 17-19, 1997)
  • “Painting Her Husband’s Pictures:  Zola’s Madame Sourdis”:  paper presented in the Special Session titled “Les Travailleuses:  Women and Work in French Literature (1870-1914)” at the Modern Language Association Conference - Chicago (1995)
  • “Figuring Frames:  Painting as Inspiration for a New Literary Aesthetic in Two Novels by
  • J.-K. Huysmans”:  paper presented at the 13th Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures - University of Cincinnati (1993)
  • “Men Looking at Women Through Art:  Male Gaze and Spectatorship in Three Nineteenth-Century Novels”:  paper presented at the French Department Graduate Student Colloquium - Indiana University (1993)
  • “Des Esseintes and Salome:  Visual Pleasure and the Masculine Gaze in J.-K. Huysmans’ A rebours”:  paper presented at the 12th Annual Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures - University of Cincinnati (1992)
  • “A Telling Presence”:  session chaired at the Southeast Region Conference on Christianity and Literature - Loyola University, New Orleans (April 2007) 
  • “Realism and its Discontents”:  session chaired at the 15th Annual International Conference on Emile Zola and Naturalism (special topic, film) - CUNY Graduate Center (May 2006)
  • “From Alchemy to Science Fiction”:  session chaired at the 26th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium - University of Illinois (October 2000)
  • “Epistemologies”:  session chaired at the 23rd Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium - University of Georgia (October 1997)
  • “French Film:  Renoir, Pontecorvo, Toussaint, Nuyten”:  session chaired at the 20th-Century Literature Conference - University of Louisville (1996)

Professional Society Membership

  • AIZEN - International Association for Multidisciplinary Approaches and Comparative Studies related to Emile Zola and his Time, Naturalism, Naturalist Writers and Artistes, Naturalism and the Cinema Around the World
  • CCL - Christianity and Literature Society
  • MLA - Modern Language Association
  • Phi Beta Delta - Honor Society for International Scholars
  • SDN - Society of Dix-Neuviémistes
  • WIF - Women in French Studies

Other Services and Activities

  • Grader of French AP exams, the College of New Jersey and the University of Louisville, 2002-2009
  • Member of the founding board of the International High School of New Orleans, a new school offering foreign language immersion and the International Baccalaureat, January 2009
  • Member of the NOLA Opera Chorus and Jefferson Performing Arts Society performer January 2006 - April 2009.  Included the role of Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, two Gala Benefit Evenings for New Orleans with Placido Domingo, and performing in the chorus of the operas The Marriage of Figaro, Lucia di Lammermoor, La Bohème, Faust, Il Trittico, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Don Giovanni, Carmen, and La Traviata. 
  • Translator of a scientific article from the French journal Lait, August 2006