Domna Stanton appointed to the Graduate Center
Distinguished Professor, Ph.D. Program in French
Domna Stanton is a renowned scholar of seventeenth-century and early-modern French studies with an influential feminist perspective. Her first book, The Aristocrat as Art: A Study of the Honnête Homme and the Dandy in 17th- and 19th-Century French Literature, is considered a classic. Her most recent books are Women Writ, Women Writing: Gendered Discourse and Differences in Seventeenth-Century France and The Nation as Its Others. Her edited volumes include The Defiant Muse: French Feminist Poems from the 12th to the 20th Centuries; The Female Autograph; Discourses of Sexuality from Aristotle to AIDS; and Feminisms in the Academy. Among her extensive professional accomplishments, Professor Stanton was the first female editor of PMLA, the journal of the Modern Language Association; she assumes the presidency of the MLA in 2005. Previously the Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan, she received her Ph.D. from Columbia University. Professor Stanton is also now teaching and writing on international human rights and is an active member of the board of Human Rights Watch.
Submitted on: AUG 1, 2001