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Dr Jann Matlock
160 Malet Place
Gower Street
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  • Senior Lecturer
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Jann Matlock is Senior Lecturer in the French Department at UCL (University College London) where she teaches French cultural history, film studies, and nineteenth-century French and Comparative literature. She has held research fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Getty Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. After receiving her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. she was an Assistant and Associate Professor at Harvard University between 1989 and 1998 and a Visiting Professor at the Université de Paris 7, Denis Diderot in 1998-99. She is the author of Scenes of Seduction: Prostitution, Hysteria, and Reading Difference in Nineteenth-Century France (Columbia University Press, 1994), the recently completed Before the Voyeur, and a book manuscript-in-progress entitled The Invisible Woman and Her Secrets Unveiled. She has published widely on French and American culture, including recent projects on cinematic hotel registration desks, the Paris catacombs, and the photography of exile. In addition to coediting, with Marjorie Garber and Rebecca Walkowitz, Media Spectacles (Routledge, 1993) , she is the co-author of two films for the Musée du Louvre, Le Film 100 Têtes and Psychopathia sexualis: Fragments d’un enquête, and participated in the catalogue of a show at the Musée d’Orsay, Lanternes magiques, tableaux transparents. She is the Co-Organiser of the Film Studies Space at UCL where she leads the Autopsies Research Group (www.autopsiesgroup.com), a research project concerned with the filmic afterlife of the objects of modernity.

Research Summary

Dr Jann Matlock teaches and researches in the areas of French cultural history, critical theory, film studies, and visual representation. She is the author of Scenes of Seduction: Prostitution, Hysteria, and Reading Difference in Nineteenth-Century France (Columbia University Press, 1994), and the coeditor, with Marjorie Garber and Rebecca L. Walkowitz, of Media Spectacles (Routledge, 1993). She has recently completed Before the Voyeur and is researching ghost objects and modernity. For more information about her research, see her personal website: http://jannmatlock.weebly.com/index.html

Teaching Summary

Dr Jann Matlock's teaching fields include
French Literature of the 18th-19th Centuries,
Comparative Literary Studies,
French Cultural and Intellectual History, 1750-present (especially 1789-1914),
Art and Visual Culture in Europe, 19th-20th Centuries
History of French Cinema from precinema to the present
Critical Theory
Film Theory
Gender Studies and Feminist Theory
Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Theories of History
Narrative and the Novel (French, English, and German)
"Realism" in Art and Literature
History of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry
Popular Culture of the 18th through 21st centuries
The Contemporary French and American media

She participates in the MA in Film Studies, the MA in Comparative Literature, the MA in French, and supervises MA and PhD projects in interdisciplinary visual and cinema studies, cultural history, and French literature.
A list of her courses may be found here: http://jannmatlock.weebly.com/courses.html
A list of her MA and PhD supervisions may be found here: http://jannmatlock.weebly.com/ma-and-honors-thesis-supervision.html and http://jannmatlock.weebly.com/phd-supervision.html
01-JAN-1999 Senior Lecturer French and SELCS University College London (UCL), United Kingdom
01-SEP-1998 – 31-DEC-1998 Visiting Professor (Professeur invité) U.E.R.s de Psychanalyse, Histoire, et Lettres modernes Université de Paris, 7, Denis Diderot, France
30-AUG-1994 – 30-AUG-1998 Associate Professor Romance Languages and Literatures Harvard University, United States
01-AUG-1989 – 01-AUG-1994 Assistant Professor Romance Languages and Literatures Harvard University, United States
Academic Background
1988   Doctor of Philosophy University of California - Berkeley
1980   Master of Arts University of California - Berkeley
1978   Artium Baccalaureus Brown University
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