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Jennifer Branlat

Assistant Professor of Literature

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227 McGregor Hall

937-319-6139 ext. 3220



Dr. Jennifer Branlat earned her doctorate in French in 2012 with a concentration in film and twentieth-century French literature from The Ohio State University. Her areas of teaching expertise include French film and culture, world literature and critical theory. Her current research explores filmic representations of the city of Paris: women in urban space in 1930s French film and representations of postcolonial Paris, which she intends to develop into an experiential learning travel experience with her students. Branlat most recently collaborated with faculty at Ohio State on the translation of a collection of critical texts by Jean-Luc Nancy, Hubert Damisch, Georges Didi-Huberman, and François Rouan for the interdisciplinary “Emergence of the Tableau” project.

Ph.D., French, The Ohio State University (2012)
M.A., French, The Ohio State University (2007)
Certificate of Classical Arabic Language and Culture (two-year program), Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO), Paris, France (2005)
D.E.S.S. (Diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées), Ecole nationale supérieure des sciences de l’information et des bibliothèques, Lyon, France (2003)
B.A., Miami University, Oxford (2000)
Selected Publications: 

“Female Flânerie and Coming of Age: Henri Decoin’s Abus de confiance (1937).” (forthcoming)

Review, Brett Bowles, Marcel Pagnol in Contemporary French Civilization 39.2 (summer 2014).

Selected Presentations: 

 “Female Urban Mobility in 1930s French Cinema.”

Women in French Annual Conference on Women and Urban Environments / Les femmes et les milieux urbains, King’s College–London, 30 May 2014.

“Women’s Flânerie in Abus de confiance / Abused Confidence and Retour à l’aube / She Returned at Dawn.” / Ohio Working Group in French and Francophone Cinemas, (2013).

LIT 130 Literature and Social Justice
LIT 370 Special Topics: Advanced, Theoretical Approaches to Literature
MEDA 390 Special Topics in Film History