Julia Douthwaite, Professor of French and Francophone Studies. Her book, The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France (University of Chicago Press, 2012), shows how key events of the French Revolution were retold by authors such as L. Frank Baum and Mary Shelley. In 2011-12, Douthwaite organized the American début of the exhibit entitled DIGNITY: Human Rights and Poverty, co-sponsored by Amnesty International France. She seeks to explore the history of humanitarian thought and activism from the 18th century to the present (including gender relations), and connections between the French and Francophone history, literature, and art of the Antilles.
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