Scott Juall, Ph.D.
B.S., B.A., Michigan State University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
Professor Juall is a specialist of early modern European travel narratives and imperialism as well as public art and modernist artistic movements in Paris. His articles have appeared in Esprit Créateur, Etudes Rabelaisiennes, Exemplaria, French Literature Series, Renaissance et Réforme, MLA Approaches to Teaching the Works of François Rabelais, Public Art Dialogue, and elsewhere. He was guest editor of a special issue of Esprit Créateur titled Early Modern French Travel Writing and Encounters with Alterity. With his colleague Regina R. Félix, he has co-edited a volume on relationships between Brazil and France titled Cultural Exchanges between Brazil and France (forthcoming, Purdue University Press). He is also working on two book projects: the first addresses depictions of early modern European imperialism in the New World in writing, cartography, and visual culture; the second analyzes avant-garde artistic movements in twentieth-century Paris. He teaches courses such as French Travel Literature: Middle Ages-18th Century, French Immigrant Narratives, Postcolonial Francophone Literature and Cinema, and French Linguistics. He is highly dedicated to applied learning: he has directed four Departmental Honors Theses and numerous Directed Independent Studies and Internships; he has directed study abroad programs in France and has taught courses that include travel components: Travel Writing in Paris, Portraying Paris in Writing and the Visual Arts, Explorations in Paris: Culture and Civilization, and Experiential Learning in French Florida. He received the Discere Aude Award for Outstanding Student Teaching and Mentoring (2009 and 2014) and the Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award (2010). In his teaching and research, he draws extensively on his work with disease control and village health campaigns undertaken during his years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, West Africa.