Julie Huntington earned her Ph.D. in French from Vanderbilt University. Her teaching and research interests focus on exploring questions of language, identity, voice and representation in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Francophone literature and film.
Her first book Sounding Off: Rhythm, Music and Identity in West African and Caribbean Francophone Novels examines how writers create sounding spaces in their novels and, in so doing, open up spaces for identity appropriation, negotiation, and configuration that lie beyond the confines of Western identificatory paradigms. She is currently working on her second book, Pestles, Pots and Poetry: Recipes as Rhetoric in Contemporary African Fiction. In the book, she explores what happens when the oral and instrumental traditions associated with meal preparation are translated and transcribed in literary formats. She also works on projects in foreign language pedagogy, placing particular emphasis on evaluating strategies for teaching literature and promoting intercultural awareness at all levels of foreign language teaching.
Associate Professor of English and World Literatures
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
B.A. Eastern Michigan University
Rhythm, Music and Identity in West African and Caribbean Francophone Novels (Temple University Press, 2009)