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Bryn Mawr College
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Pauline de TholozanyPauline de Tholozany

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Brown University
Office: Thomas Hall 215

Phone: 610-526-6561

Pauline de Tholozany received her Ph.D. from Brown University with a dissertation entitled "L’école de la maladresse: de J.J. Rousseau à J.J. Grandville, XVIIIe-XIXe siècles."  This dissertation traces a history of clumsiness from the middle of the eighteenth century to the 1840s. Her current research focuses on children’s books and civility manuals of the nineteenth century, and, more generally, on the history of manners and civility of the period.

Recent Publications
  • “The Maladroit Child: Infantile Clumsiness in 19th-century Children’s Books.” Princeton University Library Review, special issue on children’s literature, Forthcoming.
  • “Revolutionizing the Fossilized : Balzac and Janin’s Naturalist Discourse in Les Français peints par eux-mêmes.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, Forthcoming (Fall 2012).
  • “Chronicles of Clumsiness: Hyperopic flâneurs and Myopic Bourgeois in the Streets of Paris.” Dix-Neuf. Leeds: Society of dix-neuviémistes, Spring 2012.
Courses Taught
  • FR326 Intouchables? Misfits and Outsiders in French Cinema
  • FR101 Introduction à l'analyse littéraire
  • FR001 Intensive Elementary French