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Annelle Curulla

Associate Professor of French
Chair, Department of French

Department: French Studies
Office Address: Balch 201
Office Phone: (909) 607-3538
Email: ACurulla@Scrippscollege.edu
Annelle Curulla

Academic History

  • Ph.D., M.A., Columbia University, French and Romance Philology, 2012, 2004
  • M.A., Middlebury College, French Language and Civilization, 2001
  • B.A., Connecticut College, English and French, 1999

Areas of Expertise

Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature and culture, with an emphasis on gender and theater and drama studies.

Selected Research and Publications

Monograph

  • 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.

Articles and Book Chapter

  • "The Stage Against the Scaffold: French Adaptations of George Lillo’s The London Merchant." Early Modern French Studies 42.2 (2020), special issue, ed. Valérie Dionne and Michael Meere.
  • "Between Play and Ritual: Profane Masquerade in the French Revolution." Modes of Play in Eighteenth-Century France, ed. Fayçal Falaky and Reginald McGinnis (Bucknell University Press). Forthcoming.
  • "False Frocks: Charles IX and the Debate on Catholic Costume in French Revolutionary Theater." Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research, vol. 29, issue 1 (Summer 2014): 97-116.
  • "'Faire Incendier le Spectacle'? Colonial Drama in Parisian Theater (1789–1794)." In preparation.
  • The Correspondence of Rosalie de Constant and Bernardin de Saint Pierre. In preparation.

Book Reviews

  • Solicited 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.
  • Solicited review of Logan Connors, The Emergence of a Theatrical Science of Man in France, 1660—1740. Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, 2020), Research in Eighteenth-Century and Restoration Theater. In preparation.
  • Solicited review of Yann Robert, Dramatic Justice. Trial by Theater in the Age of the French Revolution. Theatre Journal. Submitted.

Conferences (Since 2017)

Presentations at Professional Association Meetings

  • Co-Panelist, "Repurposing the Wars of Religion: Voltaire’s ‘Fanaticism,’ Then and Now." Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Online Conference, April 2021.
  • "Anticlerical Masquerade in the French Revolution." Annual Meeting of the Southern Humanities Council, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, January 2020.
  • Panelist, "State of the Discipline: Eighteenth-Century French and Francophone Theatre Studies/ État des lieux: études théâtrales du dix-huitième siècle (espaces francophones)." Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS), Orlando, Florida, March 2018.

Special Seminars and Invited Presentations

  • Moderator/Discussant for Book Talk, The Emergence of a Theatrical Science of Man in Eighteenth-Century France by Logan Connors, Society for Eighteenth-Century French Studies Online Conversation Series, March 2021.
    Special Seminars and Invited Presentations
  • Moderator/Discussant for Book Talk, The Emergence of a Theatrical Science of Man in Eighteenth-Century France by Logan Connors, Society for Eighteenth-Century French Studies Online Conversation Series, March 2021.

Panels Organized and Chaired

  • "Changing Identities in Revolutionary and Post-revolutionary France," Panel Chair, International Congress on the Enlightenment, International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2019.
  • "How Brains Work," 18th-Century French Forum Panel Chair, Annual Meeting of the MLA, Chicago, IL, January 2019.
  • "Fake News in the Eighteenth Century," 18th-Century French Forum Panel Chair, Annual Meeting of the MLA, New York, New York, January 2018.
  • "In Debt: Credit, Indebtedness, and Financial Injury," 18th-Century French Forum Panel Chair, Annual Meeting of the MLA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 2017.

Awards and Honors

  • Mary W. Johnson Faculty Achievement Award for Research in 2018-2019 academic year
  • International Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies Early Career Fellowship, Amsterdam, NL, summer 2015
  • Participant, Mellon School for Theater and Performance Studies, Harvard University, summer 2014
  • Whiting Foundation Fellowship, for travel to France, Columbia University, 2007–2008
  • Pensionnaire étrangère / Research affiliate, École normale supérieure, Paris, 2005–2007
  • Otis Fellows Fellowship, Columbia University, 2005–2006
  • Chateaubriand Fellow, French Cultural Embassy of the U.S., for travel and sponsored study in France, (director: Prof. Christian Biet, 2005–2006)

Courses Taught

Core I: Histories of the Present. Truth (2019-2021)

Seminars:

  • Banned in France
  • Comedy in the Age of Louis XIV
  • Theater and Revolution
  • Introduction to French and Francophone Studies

Language Courses:

  • Intermediate French
  • Advanced French: French Food Cultures