Julian Ledford specializes in early-modern French and Francophone literature, with a particular focus on women writers and their contribution to discussions on masculinities.
- BA in Romance Languages and Music, Washington and Lee University, magna cum laude
- MM, Vocal Performance, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University
- MA, French Literature, Vanderbilt University
- PhD, French Literature, Vanderbilt University
- Early-modern French and Francophone literature
- Femmes de lettres and their representations of men and masculinity
- Studies on ethnic, racial, and sexual alterity in the early modern period
- Baroque French opera
- Second language teaching and learning
Review of Jonathan Dewald, Status, Power, and Identity in Early Modern France: The Rohan Family, 1550-1715. The French Review 89:4 (May 2016): 242.
"Language Awareness in the French Classroom." The French Review 86 (2013): 1160-1172. (Co-authored with Virginia Scott, Eva Dessein, Annette Joseph-Gabriel)