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Julie Fette
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of French Studies
 
e-mail:fette@rice.edu
 
  • Doctorate Social Sciences (2001) Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France
  • Ph.D. French Studies (2001) New York University, NY
 
Primary Department
   Department of Classical and European Studies
   Department of French Studies
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Research Areas
 20th Century France, interdisciplinary French studies
 
Teaching Areas
 Contemporary French society and culture
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

Julie Fette "Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and the Future of French Studies." Contemporary French Civilization, 41.3-4 (2016) : 381-395.

 
 

Julie Fette, Brett Bowles, Jean-Francois Briere, Venita Datta, Stephane Gerson, Scott Gunther, William Poulin-Deltour, and Willa Silverman "Putting the Studies in French Studies: Teaching History and Social Sciences in a French Department." Contemporary French Civilization , 40;1 (2015) : 25-48.

 
 

"Acting the Dreyfus Affair: History and Theatre in the French Classroom."

PMLA (Publications of the Modern Language Association of America) 126;3

(May 2011), 737-745.

 
 Articles
 

Julie Fette, "Acting the Dreyfus Affair: History and Theatre in the French Classroom," PMLA (May 2011).

 
 

Julie Fette "Apology and the Past in Contemporary France." French Politics, Culture & Society, 26; 2 (Summer 2008) : 78-113.

 
 

Julie Fette "Pride and Prejudice in the Professions: Women Doctors and Lawyers in Third Republic France." Journal of Women’s History, 19; 3 (September 2007) : 60-86.

 
 

Julie Fette "Xenophobia in the Professions: From the Third Republic to the Fifth." Contemporary French Civilization, 21; 2 (Summer-Fall 2007) : 9-38.

 
 Julie Fette. “Pride and Prejudice in the Professions: Women Doctors and Lawyers in Third Republic France.” Journal of Women’s History (forthcoming).
 
 Books
 

Julie Fette. Exclusions: Practicing Prejudice in French Law and Medicine, 1920-1945 (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2012).

 
 

Xenophobia in the Professions: Law and Medicine in France, 1920-1945.  (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, forthcoming).

 
 Book chapters
 

Julie Fette "Apologizing for Vichy in Contemporary France." Historical Justice in International Perspective (2009)

 
 Julie Fette. “The Apology Moment: Vichy Memories in 1990s France.” In Taking Wrongs Seriously: Apologies and Reconciliation, edited by Elazar Barkan and Alexander Karn. Stanford University Press (2006).
 
 Book reviews
 

Julie Fette. Review of Eric Langenbacher, Bill Niven and Ruth Wittlinger, eds., Dynamics of Memory and Identity in Contemporary Europe. Berghahn, 2013. For Canadian Journal ofHistory/Annales canadiennes d'histoire (Winter 2013, Vol. XLVIII, No. 3).

 

 
 

Marie-Christine Koop and Rosalie Vermette, eds., France in the

Twenty-First Century: New Perspectives. Summa Publications, 2009. For

Contemporary French Civilization 35; 2 (2011), 184-187.

 
 

Julie Fette, review of Marie-Christine Koop and Rosalie Vermette, eds., France in the Twenty-First Century: New Perspectives. Summa Publications, 2009. For Contemporary French Civilization.

 
 

Julie Fette "Susan Rubin Suleiman, "Crises of Memory and the Second World War" (Harvard UP, 2006)." French Politics, Culture & Society, 27;1 (Spring 2009) In Press

 
Presentations
 Conference Paper
 

“Teaching French History and French Studies.” Symposium on Thinking about French Studies. New York University, Institute of French Studies. New York, NY. 15-16 April 2016.

 
 

“America Through French Eyes: From Graduate Seminar to Freshman Distribution Requirement to Massive Open Online Course.” Conference on 40 Years of Contemporary French Civilization. University of Maryland Baltimore County. Baltimore, MD. 3-5 September 2015.

 
 

“The Immigrant Experience in French Children's Literature.” Symposium on The Child and Citizenship. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. 27 March 2015.

 

 
 

“Egalitarian Childhoods of the Twenty-First Century.” Conference of the Western Society for French History. Trinity University. San Antonio, TX. 15 November 2014. *Member of one of three panels selected for paper pre-circulation and H-France webcast. Presentation:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWZ35nHljHI   Commentary and Discussion:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTcfa1Hkjis

 
 

“Feminist Children's Literature in France.” Conference on Fun with Dick and Jane: Gender and Childhood. University of Notre Dame. South Bend, IN. 4 December 2014.

 
 Invited Talks
 

“Populist Nationalism in France: The Case of the National Front.” Symposium on The Rise of Populist Nationalism in Europe and the U.S. Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University. 29 November 2016. http://www.bakerinstitute.org/events/1834/

 
 

“Understanding Islamist Terrorism in France.” Symposium on After the Paris Attacks: The Challenge of the Islamic State. Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University. 3 February 2016. http://www.bakerinstitute.org/events/1766/

 
 

"America through Foreign Eyes." Classroom Connect on the Road. Rice University Alumni Relations. Palo Alto, CA. 20 October 2015.

 
 

"L'enseignement du genre à l'école." Conseil pédagogique des lycées français d'Amérique du Nord, Mission laïque française. Lycée français de New York, New York, NY. 10 March 2015. Translation: "Gender and Pedagogy in K-12 French Schools"

 
 

"L'enseignement du genre à l'école." Conseil pédagogique des lycées français d'Amérique du Nord, Mission laïque française. Dallas International School, Dallas, TX. 1 May 2015.  Translation: "Gender and Pedagogy in K-12 French Schools"

 
 

"Women's Issues in America and in Progressive Europe." Texas Democratic Women. Houston, TX. 28 September 2015.

 
 

"L'enseignement du genre à l'école." Invited lecture before professors of French at the St. Louis Park Public Schools, St. Louis, MN (via Skype). Organized by the Conseil pédagogique des lycées français d'Amérique du Nord, Mission laïque française. 13 November 2014.

 
 

"Exclusion." Scientia. Rice University. Houston, TX. November 19, 2013.

 
 

Julie Fette, "America Through French Eyes." Invited Speaker at Rice University Alumni College.  Houston, TX.  February 20, 2010.

 
 

"Muslims in France Today." American-Mediterranean Council, Houston, TX. (April 17, 2006)

 
 

"The Rise of Professional Women in Third Republic France." The Honors College and the Modern and Classical Languages Department, The University of Houston. (April 11, 2005)

 
 Lectures
 

"Professional Women in Third Republic France." Women in French, University of New Hampshire. Durham, NH. (April 7, 2006)

 
 Panelist
 

Co-organizer and Roundtable Participant: “Putting the ‘Studies’ in French Studies: Teaching History and Social Sciences in a French Department.” Conference of the Society for French Historical Studies. Université du Québec à Montréal. Montréal, Canada. 25 April 2014.

 

 
 

Julie Fette.  “Girls and Boys and Their Books: A Franco-American Comparison.” Conference:  Society for French Historical Studies.  University of Southern California.  March 24, 2012.

 
 

"Gender in French and American Children's Literature." Society for French Studies Annual Conference.  Queen Mary, University of London.  July 5, 2011.

 
 

"Acting the Dreyfus Affair: History and Theatre in the French Classroom." Western Society for French History, Universite Laval, Quebec City, Canada. (November 7, 2008)

 
 

Presented a talk.  "Xenophobia and Exclusion in the Professions in Interwar France." Society for French Historical Studies, Stanford University. (March 18, 2005)

 
 Seminar Speaker
 

Julie Fette. “What’s Wrong with this Picture Book?  Late Sexism in French and American

Children’s Literature.” Feminist Research Group. Rice University. Houston, TX.

February 7, 2012.

 
 Session Chair
 

Panel Chair: "The Memory of War and the Legacy of Revolt: Constructing the Past in Modern France." Conference: Western Society for French History. Georgia State University. Atlanta, GA. October 25, 2013.

 
 

Panel Chair: "Social Issues in Children's Books."  Conference:  Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association.  Albuquerque, NM.  February 11, 2010.

 
 

"Reshaping Identities in French Cities and Towns." Society for French Historical Studies, Houston, TX. (March 18, 2005)

 
 

"The Dreyfus Affair, Then and Now." Society for French Historical Studies, Houston, TX. (March 18, 2005)

 
 Workshops
 

Workshop Participant.  "The Holocaust and Antisemitism in France." Hess Faculty Seminar at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Washington, DC.. (January 2005)

 
Editorial Positions
 Member of the Editorial Board, French Politics, Culture & Society. (2016 - 2016)

 Other, French Politics, Culture & Society. Berghahn. (2012 - 2012)

 Member of the Editorial Board, French Politics, Culture & Society. Berghahn. (2014 - 2014)

 Member of the Editorial Board, French Politics, Culture & Society. Berghahn. (2015 - 2015)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Nelly Noury, Ph.D Memory and History of the Algerian War. (2007) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Nelly Noury, Ph.D. L'esthetique de la traversee: Chaibia Tallal, Maissa Bey et Assia Djebar. (2012) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Lindsay Kaplan, Ph.D. When Fiction Made History: Cultural Memory and the Fictional Representations of October 17, 1961. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Mark Whatley, DMA A Singer's Guide to the Songs of Ildebrando Pizzetti. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Heather Elliot, PhD Fantastic Journeys: Resisting Growth in Children's Novels from 1865-1911. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Nelly Noury, Ph.D Memory and History of the Algerian War. (Thesis Committee Member)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Faculty Fellow, Humanities Research Center, Rice University (2013-2014)

 Finalist, Sophie Meyer Farb Prize for Teaching, Phi Beta Kappa, Rice University

 Jack and Anita Hess Seminar Follow-up Grant , Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Summer 2006)

Positions Held
 Rice Faculty Scholar, Baker Institute's Center for the Middle East. (2016 - 2018)