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Courtney Sullivan

Modern Languages
College of Arts & Sciences
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
Loyola University New Orleans, Bachelor of Arts
University of Texas at Austin, Master of Arts
University of Texas at Austin, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

Lecturer in English, Paris XIII (1999-2000)

Assistant Instructor of French, University of Texas at Austin (2001-2003)

Lecturer of French, Washburn University (2003-2005)

Assistant Professor of French, Washburn University (2005-2010)-

Associate Professor of French, Washburn University (2010-present)

  • FR 101 5MA, Beginning French I
  • FR 101 B, Beginning French I
  • FR 102 B, Beginning French II
  • FR 274 A, Independent Study
  • FR 308 A, French Lit in Translation
  • FR 324 A, French Civilization
  • FR 390 XA, Study Abroad in France
  • FR 400 A, Senior Thesis
  • SP 101 5HA, Beginning Spanish I
  • SP 101 5MA, Beginning Spanish I
  • SP 102 5HA, Beginning Spanish II
  • SP 102 5MA, Beginning Spanish II
  • WU 101 S, The Washburn Experience
  • WU 101 SC, The Washburn Experience
Scholarly Interests/Activities

I am currently working on a book about demi-mondaines in French literature, culture and film.

Career Accomplishments

Sweet sabbaticals to study and travel in Paris, Martinique, Guadeloupe, as well as in Montreal and Quebec.

Publications: Articles

“The Case for the Courtesan Novel Sub-Genre: Counter-Discourse and Intertextuality  in Chabrillan, de la Bigne, and Pougy,” Women in French Studies (2013): 9-26.

“‘Cautériser la plaie:’ The Lorette As Social Ill in the Goncourts and Eugène Sue,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies 37 (Numbers 3-4, Spring-Summer 2009): 247-261.

“‘Cautériser la plaie:’ The Lorette As Social Ill in the Goncourts and Eugène Sue,” Nineteenth-Century French Studies 37 (Numbers 3-4, Spring-Summer 2009): 247-261. Rpt.  in Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism. Ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau and Laure Goldstein Katsaros. Vol 247. Detroit: Gale, 2011.  103-110.

“‘Pour nous, rien que la raillerie et l’insulte:’ The Courtesan Writes Back in the Autobiography of Céleste Mogador,” Women in French Studies (Special Issue, 2005): 194-204.


Publications: Book Reviews

International Bohemia: Scenes of Nineteenth-Century Life, by Daniel Cottom, Nineteenth-Century French Studies 42, (Numbers 3 – 4, Spring-Summer 2014):

Le Roman d’Alexandre Dumas Père ou la réinvention du merveilleux, by Julie Anselmini, Nineteenth-Century French Studies (Fall-Winter, 2011-2012): 182-184

My Beloved Toto: Letters from Juliette Drouet to Victor Hugo 1833-1828, by Juliette Drouet. Edited and Annotated by Evelyn Blewer; Trans. and Introd., by Vicotria Tietze Larson, Women in French Studies (2006): 158-159.

Memoirs of a Courtesan in Nineteenth-Century Paris, by Céleste Mogador; translated and with an introduction by Monique Fleury Nagem, Women in French Studies (2002): 254-256.

Filles, lorettes et courtisanes, by Alexandre Dumas, Nineteenth-Century French Studies (Fall-Winter, 2001): 195-197.

Figures of Ill Repute: Representing Prostitution in Nineteenth-Century France, by Charles Bernheimer, Nineteenth-Century French Studies (Spring-Summer, 1999): 416-418.