Ph.D., Julius Maximilians Universität Würzburg, Germany
M.A., Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany
M.A., 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.
Dr. 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. It has won the Theatre Library Association’s 2019 George Freedley Memorial Award.
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: Nature Writing, Print Culture and the Making of Transoceanic Empire.
Early American and 19th-Century American Literature; Comparative Literature; Ecocriticism and Environmental Humanities; Theatre and Drama
“Bioprospecting Breadfruit: Imperial Botany, Transoceanic Relations, and the Politics of Translation.” Early American Literature (EAL) 54.3 (2019): 643-71.
“‘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 Poetics of Education in Antebellum New Orleans.” African American Literature in Transition, 1830-1850. Edited by Benjamin Fagan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. 63-90.