Joan DeJean Named Fellow of the British Academy

Joan DeJean

Joan DeJean, Trustee Professor of French, was made a Fellow of the prestigious British Academy for the humanities and social sciences.

DeJean’s expertise is in 17th- and 18th-century French literature, with an emphasis on women’s writing, the history of sexuality, the development of the novel, and material culture. She received a Lindback award for Distinguished Teaching and was the winner of the 2003 MLA Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies for her book The Reinvention of Obscenity: Sex, Lies, and Tabloids in Early Modern France. DeJean has a secondary appointment in the Department of English and is affiliated with the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies program.

Each year, the British Academy elects to its fellowship up to 52 outstanding U.K.-based scholars and up to 20 international scholars who have achieved distinction in any branch of the humanities and social sciences. Past Fellows include Winston Churchill and C.S. Lewis.

Read the full announcement here.

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