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Brett Brehm

Assistant Professor of French & Francophone Studies (on leave AY 2020-21)

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Brett Brehm, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, earned his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Northwestern University and a M.A. in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Before joining the faculty at William and Mary, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Amherst College. Professor Brehm's research spans the intersections between literature, the visual arts, technology, sound studies, and urban life in France and the United States. He is currently at work on a book-length project that examines audiovisual culture in the nineteenth century.
At William and Mary, his teaching ranges from "The Craft of Writing" to courses on Paris, theories of urban life, and the avant-garde.

Recent publications include "Paleophonic Futures: Charles Cros's Audiovisual Worlds" in the journal Nineteenth-Century French Studies (Spring-Summer, 2017) and "Soundscapes of Nineteenth-Century Paris" in the journal Nineteenth-Century Contexts (Summer, 2016).