Faculty & Staff
Visiting Assistant Professor of French and French Studies
B.A., Washington and Lee University; M.M., The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University; M.A and Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Julian Ledford, after completing a one-year appointment with the Department of French and Francophone Studies at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, returns to Sewanee as a Visiting Assistant Professor of French and French Studies. Professor Ledford specializes in early-modern French and Francophone literature, with a particular focus on women writers and their contribution to discussions on masculinities. Additional research interests include ethnic, racial, and sexual alterity in the early modern period; French Baroque opera; and second language teaching and learning. Professor Ledford enjoys teaching all levels of French language and many classes on early-modern literature and culture. As an instructor, he not only ascribes to the communicative approaches of foreign language teaching, but also fully believes in the benefits of language awareness and experimental learning in creating life-long language learners.