Director

Professor Janet Horne is an Associate Professor in the French Department with a courtesy joint appointment in the Corcoran Department of History.  She is also the program director of UVA in Lyon.

Her current book project, a cultural history of the Aliiance Francaise, is entitled: All  the World's an Empire: The Alliance Francaise and the Making of Global France.

Recent articles include:

  • 'To Spread the French Language is to Extend the patrie’: The Colonial Mission of the Alliance Française.” French Historical Studies. Jan.2017
  • “Laurence Wylie and the Civilizing Mission,”  Contemporary French Civilization. Dec. 2016.

Areas of research and teaching interests:

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