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About Diane Brown

Diane Brown, assistant professor, has a PhD from Harvard University (Romance Languages and Literatures, 2001) with a specialization in eighteenth-century French literature. She is working on a book manuscript entitled "Private Lessons: Mentors and the Anxiety of Education in Eighteenth-Century French Literature." Her research interests include the intersections of culture and literature, the material history of books, Enlightenment philosophy, and literary theory.
EDUCATION: B.A., Brigham Young University, 1989; A.M., Harvard University, 1994; Ph.D. Harvard University, 2001

Research Interests

Feminist criticism and Enlightenment philosophy

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  • Introduction to Literary Analysis
  • Representing the Body in French Art and Literature
  • The French Enlightenment