PhD, Julius Maximilians Universität Würzburg, Germany
MA, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany
MA, Université de Bourgogne, France
Juliane Braun specializes in early American studies, with an emphasis on the multilingual and transnational literatures of the Americas. Her research and teaching focuses on theatre and drama, transoceanic studies, and the environmental humanities. Braun’s first book, Creole Drama: Theatre and Society in Antebellum New Orleans (University of Virginia Press, 2019), examines the transnational, political, and social reach of French Louisianian theatrical culture. She has also published on the sea otter, ethnic strife in New Orleans, and free black theatre.
Braun has held fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, the European Association for American Studies, and the British Library. On-going research projects include a translated and edited collection of French Louisianian plays and a second book manuscript, tentatively titled Translating the Pacific: Imperial Imaginations, Nature Writing, and Early Modern Print Cultures.
early American 19th-century literature; comparative/world/postcolonial literature; early material culture; ecocriticism and environmental humanities; space and place