Cary Hollinshead-strick

Cary Hollinshead-strick

Associate Professor, Writing Program Administrator

  • Department: Comparative Literature and English
  • Office: 
    G-117
  • Office Hours: 
    Mondays 14:00-15:00 or by appointment

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Professor Hollinshead-Strick came to Paris after teaching in Penang, Providence, and Philadelphia. Having spent a year at Université Paris 7, Denis Diderot, she made her way to The American University of Paris, joining the faculty in 2009. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century literature and media, with particular attention paid to the relationship between the theater and the press in France. 

Popular culture, especially as it relates to the history of material texts, interests her more generally, as do the uses of publicity in society. The city of Paris also plays an essential role in Hollinshead-Strick’s research and teaching. Its libraries and archives house rare documents that often inform her publications and conference papers, while its streets and museums occasionally serve as classrooms for courses she teaches on Paris through its Books and Paris as a Stage for Revolution.



Education/Degrees

  • PhD in Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Awarded through a cotutelle arrangement with L’Université Paris IV, La Sorbonne
  • BA, Comparative Literature, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Publications

  • “Le boulevard du crime sélectionne son jury : La presse judiciaire sur scène sous la Monarchie de Juillet.” First issue of European Drama and Performance Studies : Spectacles, commerce et culture matérielle (1715-1860). Ed. Sabine Chaouche et Roxane Martin, Classiques Garnier, 2013.
  • “La Mise en page et le passage à la postérité dans Les Belles femmes de Paris et Les Guêpes d’Alphonse Karr.” L’Écrit à l’épreuve des médias, Ed. Greta Komur-Thilloy et Anne Réach-Ngo, Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2012.
  • “La Publicité négative et l’Époque au théâtre.” Dossier 2. Presse et scène au XIXe siècle, Ed. Olivier Bara et Marie-Ève Thérenty. www.medias19.org
  • “Using La Presse to stage La Vérité in Delphine de Girardin’s École des journalistes.” Dix-Neuf. Vol 7. October 2006.

Conferences & Lectures

  • “Theatrical Scraps and Clichéd Chestnuts: July Monarchy Locavores.” NCFS, (Nineteenth Century French Studies) Colloquium. Raleigh, NC, October 2012.
  • “La presse anglaise, un modèle de prostitution ambitieuse.” Presse, prostitution, bas-fonds dans l’espace médiatique francophone, 1830-1930. Quebec City, June 2012.
  • “Beyblades, Inception, and Tops as Communicative Objects.” AUP/Eugene Lang Seminar Series on Communicative Objects. Paris, March 2012.
  • “Le Boulevard du Crime Selects a Jury.” NCFS (Nineteenth Century French Studies) Colloquium. Philadelphia, PA, October 2011. 
  • “La Mise en page et le passage à la postérité dans Les Belles femmes de Paris et Les Guêpes d’Alphonse Karr.” La médiatisation de l’écrit, de la naissance de l’imprimé à l’ère électronique.  l’Université de la Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse, October 2010.
  • “Experiencing Racine with Nanny: Matching Methodology with Theories of Spectacle.” NCFS, (Nineteenth Century French Studies) Colloquium. New Haven, CT, October 2010.
  • “La Publicité négative et l’Époque au théâtre.” Presse et Scène au XIXe siècle. Montpellier, France, June 2010.
  • “Copying l’Époque: Testing Social Legibility on the Vaudeville Stage.” NCFS, (Nineteenth Century French Studies) Colloquium. Salt Lake City, UT, October 2009.
  • “Personifying the Press: Newspapers on Stage After 1830” MLA. Chicago, IL, 2007. (Nineteenth-Century French Division Panel)
  • “Performing for an Alternative Archive in July Monarchy France” MLA. Philadelphia, PA, 2006. (Drama Division Panel)
  • “The Typesetter as the Scapegoat of Industrial Literature.” MLA. Philadelphia, PA, 2006. (Rhetoric and Composition Division Panel)
  • “Émile de Girardin, metteur en scène de la publicité.” De la réclame à la pub, Dramaturgies et mises en scène de la publicité. Le Phénix - Scène nationale de Valenciennes, September 2006.
  • “Using La Presse to stage La Vérité in Delphine de Girardin’s École des journalistes.” NCFS (Nineteenth Century French Studies) Colloquium. Austin, TX, October 2005.
  • “If the Theater is a Brothel, What is the Critic?: The Role of Journalism in Nana and Sister Carrie.” AIZEN Conference on Émile Zola and Naturalism. Philadelphia, PA, October 2001.

Affiliations

MLA, NCFS

Research Areas

  • Nineteenth-century French literature and media
  • History of material texts
  • Popular theater, especially vaudeville