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Julie Huntington


Associate Professor of English and World Literatures
Professor of Communication & Media Arts


Writing, Literature, and Language





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 literary soundscapes 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. Although she continues to conceptualize and interpret sounding and sensorial phenomena in literary frameworks in her scholarship, her current professional focus is on literary translation. Her projects in-progress seek to increase the availability and diversity of twenty-first-century Francophone narratives, voices, and perspectives for Anglophone readers around the world.

Dr. Huntington also works on projects in place-based pedagogies, putting particular emphasis on curricular development, assignment design, and outcomes assessment. In this capacity, she serves as the Faculty Director of the New York City Seminar Program and Co-Facilitator for the Marymount Manhattan College Best Practices for Place-Based Learning in Higher Education Institute.


Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
B.A., Eastern Michigan University

Recent Work

“Engaging language policies and poetics in an African literature classroom.” Incorporating Foreign Language Content in Humanities Courses, edited by Priya Ananth & Leah Tolbert Lyons. Routledge, 2020, pp. 34-42.  

“L’imaginaire culinaire-littéraire d’Aminata Sow Fall: Spécificités et Identités dans Un Grain de vie et d’espérance.” Nouvelles Études Francophones, vol. 32, no. 2, Fall 2017, pp. 159-169.

“There is more than one way to make ceebu-jën: Narrating West African recipes in texts.” Writing through the Visual and Virtual: Inscribing Language, Literature, and Culture in Francophone Africa and the Caribbean, edited by Ouessina Alidou & Renée Larrier. Lexington Books, 2015, pp. 123-138.

Sounding Off: Rhythm, Music and Identity in West African and Caribbean Francophone Novels. Temple University Press, 2009. 


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