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Julie Allen

Professor
Comparative Arts and Letters, Comparative Arts and Letters

3025 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

CMLIT 440R/640R
TuTh 9:35-10:50
B160 JFSB

Office Hours
M 11-11:50am
3025 JFSB

T 2-3pm
3025 JFSB

IHUM 311
TuTh 12:05-1:20
235 KMBL

Professor Allen works on questions of cultural identity in 19th, 20th, and 21st century Northern Europe, particularly with regard to literature, religion, silent film, and migration. She is the author of Icons of Danish Modernity: Georg Brandes & Asta Nielsen (Univ. of Washington Press, 2012) and Danish but Not Lutheran: The Impact of Mormonism on Danish Cultural Identity, 1850-1920 (Univ. of Utah Press, 2017).

Research Interests

cultural and national identity in 19th-century, 20th-century, and contemporary northern Europe; silent film distribution and circulation; migration and immigration; fairy tale adaptations

Teaching Interests

Danish literature, German literature, comparative literature, children's literature, Scandinavian history, immigration history, fairy tales, European silent film, cultural studies

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Germanic Languages and Literatures , Scandinavian Studies, Harvard University (2005)
  • Master of Arts, Germanic Languages and Literatures , Harvard University (2000)
  • Bachelor of Arts, German, European Studies , Brigham Young University (1998)

Honors and Awards

  • Humanities Center Fellowship (2017 - Present)
  • Donald R. and Jean S. Marshall Professorship (2017 - 2022)
  • Experienced Researcher Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2018 - 2020)

Memberships

  • Mormon History Association (2014 - Present)
  • Women in German (2012 - Present)
  • Danish American Heritage Society (2006 - Present)
  • Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (1998 - Present)
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies (2017 - 2019)
  • Modern Languages Association (1998 - 2016)
  • Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature (2014 - 2015)

Professional Citizenship

  • Officer (specify in Other), Global Mormon Studies (2018 - Present)
  • Officer, Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (2017 - Present)
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Danish American Heritage Society (2014 - Present)
  • Officer, Danish Academic Network in America (2013 - Present)
  • Conference-Related Role, Global Mormon Studies (2019 - 2020)
  • Board Member, Modern Languages Association, Nordic Forum (2013 - 2018)
  • Conference-Related Role, Danish American Heritage Society (2014 - 2017)
  • Conference-Related Role, Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (2014 - 2016)

Courses Taught

Publications

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Presentations

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