Sharon P. Johnson

Sharon P. Johnson, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Sharon P. Johnson, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
Sharon P. Johnson, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
317 Major Williams Hall 
220 Stanger St. 
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-9859 | spjohnson@vt.edu

Sharon P. Johnson is an Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. 

  • 19th-century Literature
  • Painters Mary Cassatt and Paul Cezanne
  • Paris in the 19th-Century
  • Flaubert, Maupassant, Zola
  • Rape in 19th-century Penny Presses, French Jurisprudence and Medical Reports
  • Ph. D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996
  • August 10 2016-August 10 2018: Director of Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Modern Language Association
  • Recipient of the William E. Wine Teaching Award, spring 2011
  • Recipient of the Diggs Teaching Scholar Award, spring 2004
  • University Exemplary Department Award (collaborations between the French Program of FLL and Pamplin College of Business), fall 2003

Books

Boundaries of Acceptability: Flaubert, Maupassant, Cézanne, and Cassatt. New York: Peter Lang, 2000.

Journal Articles

“Cultural Blindness and Ambiguity: Reading (for) and Writing about Rape.” French Cultural Studies.

“Permutations of Genre, Gender and Guilt: Rape Narratives in the Canards Sanglants of Nineteenth-Century France.” Genre(s)/Gender. Eds. Kornelia Slavova and Isabelle Boof-Vermesse. Sofia: St. Kliment Ohridski UP,  2010.  299-317.

“The Cleansing of Les Halles: Discourses of Health and Disease in Zola’s Le Ventre de Paris.” Romance Quarterly 51.3 (2004): 226-240.

“The Toleration and Erotization of Rape: Interpreting Charles Perrault’s ’Le Petit Chaperon Rouge’ within Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century French Jurisprudence.” Women Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 32.3 (2003):  325-52.

  • Department of Education Title VI Grant, spring 2001, $390,000. Co-Writer with Dr. Richard Shryock. Co-PI with Drs. Richard Shryock and Robert Sumichrast

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