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.

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»

Recent articles include:

  • "Global Culture Fronts: The Alliance Française and the Cultural Propaganda of Free French,"European Review of History: Revue européenne d'histoire, (forthcoming, 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