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.
Professor Horne recently gave an interview with the French daily Liberation about the tragic events in Charlottesville on Aug.11+12, 2017: "Charlottesville : «Samedi dernier, les armes d'assaut avaient droit de cité»
She also gave an interview about the MA program in European Studies to Europe Now, the on-line journal of the Council for European Studies: "Global Focus: An Interview with Janet Horne" (Feb. 2018)
Recent articles include:
- "Global Culture Fronts: The Alliance Française and the Cultural Propaganda of Free French,"European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire, Volume 25, Issue 2: Beyond de Gaulle and beyond London: The French External Resistance and its international networks / Les réseaux internationaux de la Résistance: historiographie, sources et méthodes, Feb., 2018.
- 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