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Juliane Braun

Juliane Braun Assistant Professor
8064 Haley Center
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  • Wednesday 1:00-2:00 pm & by appointment


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. Dr. Braun’s first book, Creole Drama: Theatre and Society in Antebellum New Orleans (forthcoming with the University of Virginia Press in 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.

Dr. Braun has held fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, the European Association for American Studies, and the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. 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.


Ph.D.,   Julius Maximilians Universität Würzburg, Germany, 2013

M.A.,   Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany, 2008

            Université de Bourgogne, France, 2008

Representative Publications

Creole Drama: Theatre and Society in Antebellum New Orleans. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019.

 “‘Strange Beasts of the Sea:’ Captain Cook’s Last Voyage and the Creation of a Transoceanic American Empire.” Atlantic Studies 15.2 (2018): 238-55.

 “The Drama of History in Antebellum New Orleans.” Early American Literature 50.3 (2015): 763-95.

 “On the Verge of Fame: The Free People of Color and the French Theatre in Antebellum New Orleans.” Liminale Anthropologien. Eds. Jochen Achilles, Roland Borgards, and Brigitte Burrichter. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2012. 161-81.

Last Updated: September 04, 2019