Jacquie Pound, Graduate Student (F'14) of Romance Studies and Academic Council

Jacquie Pound

Please note: Jacquie has left the "Romance Studies" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Office Location:  010 Languages Building
Email Address: send me a message

Office Hours:

Monday 11:30-12:30 am
Wednesday 3-4 pm
and by appointment

Dissertation Research AbroadÉcole Normale Supérieure - Ulm (Paris)2012
ENS Exchange FellowshipEcole Normale Supérieure de Lyon2009
AB French literatureDartmouth College2008
PhD French - in progressDuke University
Certificate in Philosophy, Arts, Literature (PAL)Duke University
Certificate in College Teaching (CCT)Duke University

Early Modern
Performance Studies
Research Interests: 17th- and 18th-century French theater

Taking the tragic theater of the 17th-century playwright Jean Racine as a point of departure, my dissertation explores the modes of expression, linguistic and otherwise (narrative, visual, gestural, musical), employed by Racine, analyzing his aesthetic within the context of his 18th-century critical reception. Through this analysis, we can better understand Racine's ambiguous reception during this time period, as well as explore changes in dramatic aesthetics from the 17th to 18th centuries, and finally evaluate changing attitudes surrounding notions of authorship and originality, language and rhetoric, throughout the Enlightenment.

Areas of Interest:

Language Philosophy
Jean Racine


Theater • Aesthetics • Language Philosophy • Jean Racine • Jean-Jacques Rousseau • Denis Diderot