Katarzyna Stempniak


Email: katarzyna.stempniak@fulbright.edu.vn 

Fields of Interest:  

  • Cultural Studies 
  • Fashion Studies 
  • 19th & 20th Century French & Francophone Literature 
  • Intersections of fashion and literature 
  • Fashion and architectures  
  • Urban Studies 

Education: Ph.D., Duke University, 2019 (USA) 

Bio: Dr. Stempniak earned her doctorate in Romance studies (French) from Duke University in 2019 and most recently she worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the French & Francophone Studies Department at Hamilton College. Her areas of teaching and research include French literature and culture in the 19th and 20th centuries, with specific interests in fashion studies as well as visual and material culture. She has published widely on fashion, literature, and the body in journals such as French Historical Studies,Dix-neuf and  Nineteenth-Century French Studies. Her latest article on the relationship between fashion, gender, and political power in Emile Zola’s novel Son Excellence Eugène Rougon will appear in Spring 2023 in Dix-neuf. 

Select Publications:  

“Power Dressing: The Sartorial Politics of Dirt in Zola’s Son Excellence Eugène Rougon.” Dix-neuf. 26:3 (2023).  

“‘C’est le pays de la toilette:’ Fashion and Space in Flaubert’s Le Château des cœurs.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies. 50.1-2 (Autumn-Winter 2021): 103-118.  

 “Dressing the Eiffel Tower: Fashion and Architecture in fin-de-siècle Paris.” French Historical Studies. 43:2 (April 2020): 253-270.  

 “On Display: Fashioning Fame through the ‘Mannequin.’” Dix-Neuf. 23:2 (2019): 104-117. 

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