Julie Shoults is currently a Lecturer in German at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She received her PhD in German Studies in 2015 from the University of Connecticut, where she also earned her M.A. in German Studies (2009) and her Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies (2011). She was an instructor in the Department of Literatures, Cultures, & Languages and in the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program while at UConn. Before attending the University of Connecticut, Julie earned her B.A. in German and English at Moravian College (2005) and spent a year as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in Berlin, Germany (2005-2006). Her research interests include life writing and autobiographical genres, women and socialism, and German Expressionism, and her dissertation, “Narrating a Tradition: Socialist Women with a Feminist Consciousness in the German Bildungsroman” was awarded the 2016 Dissertation Prize by the Coalition of Women in German. Her current projects focus on the intersections of gender and violence in the contexts of WWI, WWII, and the GDR.
Sixteenth-century French prose narrative; translation in 16 c. France; 16c French views of the past; Dido ; Privacy
19C-20C American literature and culture, poetry and poetics, American studies, membership politics (citizenship, nation, immigration), representations and self-representations
Creative Writing: Poetry
20c and 21c American literature
Modern and Contemporary poetics