Annelle Curulla

Assistant Professor of French

Department: French Studies
Office Address: Balch 201
Office Phone: (909) 607-3538

Academic History

Ph.D. Columbia University
M.A. Middlebury College Language School
B.A. Connecticut College

Areas of Expertise

17th- and 18th-century French literature and drama

Selected Research and Publications


Gender and Religious Life in French Revolutionary Drama, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (formerly SVEC) (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, November 2018), ISBN 0435-2866.


"Beyond Terror and Pity? Coup de théâtre After Diderot," The Social Worth of Tears: Emotional Economy in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Lorenzo Rustighi and Julia A. Sienkewicz. Paris: Honoré Champion (forthcoming 2018).

"False Frocks: Charles IX and the Debate on Catholic Costume in French Revolutionary Theater" Research in Eighteenth-Century and Restoration Theater, vol. 29, issue 1 (Summer 2014): 97–116.

"'Faire Incendier le Spectacle'? Colonial Drama in Parisian Theater (1789-1794)," (in progress).

"Profane Recreations: Religious Masquerade on the French Street and Stage," (in progress).

Book Review:

Review of Lauren Clay, Stagestruck: The Business of Theatre in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies (Cornell University Press, 2013). Theatre Survey, vol. 56, issue 3 (Summer 2015): 431–433.

Awards and Honors

International Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies Early Career Scholars Fellowship, Amsterdam, Holland, summer 2015

Participant, Mellon School for Theater and Performance Studies, Harvard University, summer 2014

Whiting Foundation Fellowship, Columbia University, 2007–2008

Pensionnaire étrangère / Research affiliate, École normale supérieure, Paris, 2005–2007

Grand Marnier Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Columbia University, 2006–2007

Otis Fellows Fellowship, Columbia University, 2005–2006

Chateaubriand Fellow, French Cultural Embassy of the U.S., for travel and sponsored study in France, 2005–2006

Courses Taught

FREN 33: Intermediate French

FREN 113: Banned in France