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Tholozany, Pauline de, Ph.D.

Tholozany, Pauline de, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of French

Office: 512 Strode
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Ph.D., Brown University (2011); Masters of Arts, Brown University (2008)

Curriculum Vitae

Pauline de Tholozany specializes in 19th-century French Literature and culture. She is particularly interested in the history of civility and social customs during this period. Her first book, L’école de la maladresse (Champion, forthcoming), is a history of clumsiness in the 18th and 19th centuries. She is also interested in the emergence of a national ideal in France during the period known as the July Monarchy (1830-1848). This interest has led her to work on transnational writers in the 19th century – most particularly writers and poets that wrote both in French and Spanish. At Clemson, she teaches intermediate language courses as well as a survey of French Literature.

Selected Professional Works

Books (In Production or Under Contract)

L’Ecole de la maladresse : de J.J. Rousseau à J.J. Grandville, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles. Honoré Champion: Forthcoming.

XIXth-century Social Types and the (un)making of French National Identity. Ashgate Publishing, Forthcoming.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“Panoramic Distraction(s) : Entertainers and Entertained in Nineteenth-century Paris.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts. Boston, MA/Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge/Taylor and Francis, Fall 2013.

“Chronicles of Clumsiness: Hyperopic flâneurs and Myopic Bourgeois in the Streets of Paris.” Dix-Neuf. Leeds: Society of dix-neuviémistes, Spring 2012.

“Revolutionizing the Fossilized: Balzac and Janin’s Naturalist Discourse in Les Français peints par eux-mêmes.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, Fall 2012.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Accepted or Submitted)

“Del francés al español : sobre dos poemas de José Maria de Heredia.” INTI, Fall 2015 (forthcoming).

“Teaching Les Misérables in a course on Childhood.” MLA Approaches to Teaching Les Misérables, eds Michal Ginsburg and Brad Stephens, Forthcoming.