Kathryne Adair Corbin is Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies. Her teaching and research spans diverse projects in nineteenth and twentieth century France in the areas of gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, visual studies, and media studies. She specifically explores the voices of women in literature and journalism of the Belle Époque, an essential period of transition for women as they gradually assumed more visible roles in major newspapers and periodicals. Her book manuscript centers on spectacle and style in the works of France’s first woman reporter, Séverine, and the idea that Séverine positively made use of the condition of her sex, that is, of women’s non-status, in order to investigate and report current events to readers of the daily press.
She is co-editor with Aurélie Chevant-Aksoy of Culture and Content in French: Frameworks for Innovative Curricula (Lever Press, 2022).
Select publications include:
“‘On ne peut que cracher sur la page du Code.’ Pour une nouvelle cour de justice : la journaliste et la criminelle dans la presse quotidienne de la Belle Époque.” Tangence, special issue, “Femmes criminelles et culture médiatique,” ed. Mélodie Simard-Houde, Amélie Chabrier, and Ariane Gibeau, 130 (fall 2022).
“Journalism and the Politics of Emotion: Sand and Séverine as Case Studies.” George Sand Studies, special issue, “Feelings, Sensations, Perception: On Emotion in the Writings of George Sand and Women Writers of Her Time,” ed. Anne Marcoline and Catherine Nesci, vol. 37-38, 2018-2019, pp. 229-50 (& online).
“Striving to Make French and Francophone Studies More Inclusive.” Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education, vol. 28, fall 2019, web.
“Behind the Frontlines: Women’s Wartime Experiences as Front-Page News (France 1870-1918).” Romance Notes, special issue, “At War: Spaces of Conflict, 1860-2015,” ed. Jessica Tanner, vol. 55, no. 3, 2015, pp. 357-70.
“La ‘petite dame’ de Vendredi: Andrée Viollis et le reportage (du) collectif.” Cahiers Jean Guéhenno, vol. 3, 2012, pp. 60-74.
“Indochine S.O.S.: The ‘naked testimony’ and grand reportage of Andrée Viollis.” Création et réalité d’expression française, special issue, Nouvelles Francographies, vol. 2, no. 2, 2011, pp. 9-17.