Julian Ledford specializes in early-modern French and Francophone literature, with a particular focus on women writers and their contribution to discussions on masculinities. 

Educational Background

  • 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 

Research Interests

  • 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

Selected Publications

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)


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