Janet Horne

Associate Professor
434-924-7742
339 New Cabell Hall

 

Office Hours:
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Brown University
  • Diplôme d’études approfondies (DEA) Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), New York University

Research Interests

Social and Cultural History of France (19th and 20th centuries); Cinema and History; Literature in Social Context; Contemporary French Society and Culture; France in Global Context; the French Colonial and Postcolonial Worlds.

Honors/Awards

  • Sesquicentennial Fellowship, University of Virginia (2012, 2006, 2000)
  • Summer Stipend, University of Virginia, College of Arts and Sciences (2012, 1996, 1993)
  • Dean's Research Grant, University of Virginia, College of Arts and Sciences (2012, 2010, 2009)
  • “Teachers as Writers” grantee, University of Virginia Teaching Resource Center (2009-2010)
  • Study Abroad Teaching Award, University of Virginia (2008)
  • U.S. Fulbright Scholar (2006-2007), French History
  • Teaching With Technology Initiative Fellow, University of Virginia, Teaching Resource Center (1997-1998)
  • Shannon Center for Advanced Studies, Fellow, University of Virginia (1997)
  • Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellow,  University of Virginia Teaching Resource Center (1994-1995)
  • Centre national de recherché scientifique, Travel Grant (1992)
  • Bourse Chateaubriand, French Government (1984-1985)

Administrative Positions

  • Director, UVA in Lyon (2001 - present)
  • President, UVA in France (2007 - present)
  • Director of Graduate Study (2001-2005)
  • Director of Undergraduate Study

Representative Courses

Recently Taught Courses:

  • Modern France in Global Perspective

Undergraduate:

  • The History of Modern Paris
  • France's Mission to Civilize
  • French Society Since 1945
  • The History and Civilization of Contemporary France: 1850-1945
  • La Laïcité: The Secular Tradition in France

Graduate:

  • Lingua Franca - Language and Nation in Modern France
  • French Cultural Studies: A Critical Assessment
  • History, Myth, and Memory in French Cinema
  • Philanthropy, Reform, and Utopia in 19th Century French Literature
  • Constructig the French Past: The Third Republic as an Object of History
  • La Laïcité: The Secular Tradition in France
  • Published in France with a preface by Pierre Rosanvallon as Le Musée social Aux origines de l’État providence,  Editions Belin, 2004 
  • Reviewed in 17 scholarly journals and the Times Literary Supplement
  • Visit the following site for information on A Social Laboratory for Modern France
  • Visit the following site for the French edition

Representative Publications

Articles

  • 'To Spread the French Language is to Extend the patrie’: The Colonial Mission of the Alliance Française.” French Historical Studies. Forthcoming. Jan.2017
  • “Laurence Wylie and the Civilizing Mission,”  Contemporary French Civilization. Forthcoming, Dec. 2016.
  •  "Dans l'intérêt publlic: Espaces verts et visions de la plannification urbaine au Musée social, 1907-1920." Cités-jardins : Genèse et actualité d’une utopie. Ed. Ginette Baty-Tornikian. Paris : Éditions Recherches/Ipraus, 2001. 73-82.
  • "L'Antichambre de la Chambre: Le Musée social et ses réseaux réformateurs, 1894-1914." Laboratoires du nouveau siècle: La "nébuleuse réformatrice" et ses réseaux en France, 1880-1914. Ed. Christian Topalov. Paris: Éditions de l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences sociales, 1999. 121-140.
  • "In Pursuit of Greater France: Visions of Empire among Musée social Reformers." Domesticating the Empire: Race, Gender, and Family Life in French and Dutch Colonialism. Eds. Julia Clancy-Smith and Frances Gouda. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1998.
  • "Presenting Modern France: The Rhetoric of Reform at the1889 Universal Exhibition," Unfinished Revolutions: Legacies of Upheaval in Modern French Culture. Eds. Robert Denommé and Roland Simon. College Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998.
  • "Le libéralisme à l'épreuve de l'industrialisation: la réponse du Musée social." Le Musée social dans son temps. Paris: Presses de l'École Normale Supérieure, 1998.
  • "Le Musée social à l'origine: les métamorphoses d'une idée, 1889-1900," Le Mouvement social,171 (August-September 1995): 49-72.