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Brett Brehm

Assistant Professor of French & Francophone Studies

Office: Washington Hall 314
Phone: (757) 221-2413
Email: [[brbrehm]]

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 & 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. 
At William & Mary, his teaching ranges from "The Craft of Writing" to courses on Paris, theories of urban life, and the avant-garde.

He is the author of Kaleidophonic Modernity: Transatlantic Sound, Technology, and Literature (Fordham University Press, 2023). You can hear Professor Brehm speaking about his book on a podcast at the New Books Network.

Other recent publications include: "Media Environments: Manet, Cros, and the Colours of Spring" in the journal History of Photography (Winter 2020) and "Paleophonic Futures: Charles Cros's Audiovisual Worlds" in the journal Nineteenth-Century French Studies (Spring-Summer, 2017).