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Department of English and Modern Languages
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Dr. Elisabeth C. Muelsch

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Department of English and Modern Languages

  • Ph.D., Romance Languages and Literatures, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg, Germany
  • M.A., Romance and Germanic Languages and Literatures, Albert-Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg, Germany
  • Licence, Lettres Modernes, Université d’Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, France


“A Prostitute is a Prostitute is a Prostitute?  From the Third Republic to the Great Depression: Outsiders in “Boule de Suif” and Stagecoach,” Excavatio XXII, 2007, 61-72.

“Recognizing the Work of Women Artists: The Case of Eugénie Aubanel Lavender (1817-1898).” JASAT 36, November 2006, 49-61.

“The Female Reader in Pot-Bouille and Duvivier’s Cinematic Representation.” Gural-Migdal/Singer (eds.) Zola and Film-Essays in the Art of Adaptation. NY: McFarland: 2005, 148-163.

“The Female Reader in Pot-Bouille and her Cinematic Representation in Duviviers’s 1957 Film Adaptation of the Novel.” Excavatio XVII, 2002, 106-120.

“Eugénie Foa and the ‘Institut des Femmes’” Lloyd, Rosemary (ed) Women Seeking Expression: France 1789-1914. Melbourne: Monash University, 2000 (Monash Romance Studies 6), 86-101.

“Foa, Eugénie.” Satori, Eva M. (ed) The Feminist Encyclopedia of French Literature. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999, 215.

“George Sand and her Sisters: Women in the Société des Gens de Lettres (1838-1848).” George Sand Studies 16, 1997, 97-108.

“Creativity, Childhood, and Children’s Literature, or How to Become a Woman Writer: The Case of Eugénie Foa.” Romance Languages Annual 8, 1997, 66-73.

“Between ‘Génie littéraire’ and ‘Génie des affaires’: Women’s Self-Representation as Women Authors and Publishers.” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History 23, 1996, 129-139.

“Eugénie Foa: A Feminist and Children’s Book Author in Early Nineteenth-Century France (Abstract),” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History 21, 1994, 345.

“S.O.S. New York: German-Jewish Authors of Children’s Literature in American Exile”, The Lion and the Unicorn 14, 1990, 87-100.

“Die Romane unserer Zeit sind die Romane unserer Kinder: Deutschsprachige jüdische Kinder- und Jugendbuchautoren im amerikanischen Exil”, Exil 1, 1990, 65-74.

Zwischen Assimilation und jüdischem Selbstverständnis: David Léon Cahun (1841-1900) - ein Journalist und Jugendbuchautor im Umfeld der Dreyfus-Affäre . Diss U Freiburg 1986. Abhandlungen zur Sprache und Literatur 4. Bonn: Romanistischer Verlag, 1987.

Book Reviews
“Sandrine Aragon: Des Liseuses en péril. Les images de lectrices dans les textes de fiction de La Prétieuse de l’abbé de Pure à Madame de Bovary de Flaubert (1656-1856). Paris : Honoré Champion : 2003.” SHARP News 15 No. 4 (Autumn) 2006, 8.

“Matthew MacNamara: La Textualisation de Madame Bovary. Amsterdam & New York, NY : Rodopi, 2003.” In: Etudes Francophones. Fall 2005, 257-261.

“Linda Clark: The Rise of Professional Women in France: Gender and Public Administration Since 1830. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. “In: Women in French Studies 10, 2002, 261-263.

“Julia Waters: Intersexual Rivalry. A ’ Reading in Pairs’ of Marguerite Duras and Alain Robbe-Grillet. Frankfurt/Main u.a.: Peter Lang 2000 (Modern French Identities, 2)” In: Romanische Forschungen 114 No. 4 2002, 538-540.

“Martyn Lyons: Readers and Society in Nineteenth-Century France. Workers, Women, Peasants. Houndsmille, Basingstoke, Hampshire and New York: Palgrave, 2001.” In: SHARP News 11 No. 4 (Autumn) 2002, 13-14.

” Angelica Rieger and Jean-François Tonard, eds.: La Lecture au féminin/Lesende Frauen. La Lectrice dans la littérature française du Moyen Age au XXe siècle. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1999 (Beiträge zur Romanistik 3).” In: Romanische Forschungen 114 No. 1 2002, 90-92.

“Sonya Stephens, ed.: A History of Women’s Writing in France. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.” In: SHARP News 10 No.4 (Autumn) 2001, 12-13.

“Nicholas White: The Family in Crisis in Late Nineteenth-Century French Fiction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.” In: Women in French Studies 8 2000, 243-244.

“Harold Neemann: Piercing the Magic Veil. Toward a Theory of the Conte. Foreword by Jacques Barchilon. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 1999.” In: Romanische Forschungen 112 No.4 2000, 568-569.

“Dean de la Motte and Jeannene M. Przyblyski, eds.: Making the News: Modernity & the Mass Press in Nineteenth-Century France. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999.” In: SHARP News 8 No. 3 (Summer) 1999, 8.

“Laurie Corbin: The Mother Mirror. Self-Representation and the Mother-Daughter Relation in Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, and Marguerite Duras. New York: Peter Lang, 1996.” In: Romanische Forschungen. 111 No. 2 1999, 246-248.

“Tamara Alvarez-Detrell and Michael G. Paulson, eds.: The Traveler in the Life and Works of George Sand. Troy, NY: Whitston Publishing Company, 1994.” In: South Central Review 14, No. 1 (Spring) 1997, 87-88.

“Dagmar Barnouw: Visible Spaces. Hannah Arendt and the German-Jewish Experience. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.” In: German Studies Review 15, No.2 (May) 1992, 418-420.

“Issues in Women’s History in West Germany”. Transl. by Elisabeth-Christine Mülsch, in: Writing Women’s History: International Perspectives. Edited by Karen Offen, Ruth R Roach and Jane Randall. Bloomington, Ind: Indiana University Press, 1991.

Post-Doctoral Work
Scholar in Residence at the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass. Research on Jewish authors of children’s literature in American exile.

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