Jennifer Row

Assistant Professor of French
On Sabbatical Academic Year 2016/2017
BA, Yale University
MA, Cornell University
PhD, Cornell University

Research and Teaching

Jennifer Row is also affiliate faculty with BU’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and World Languages and Literatures.  Her research and teaching interests include early modern theater (17th and 18th c), queer and feminist theory, and affect theory. Her book project, Queer Velocities: Time, Sex and Biopower on the Early Modern Stage, looks at the impact of newly precise timekeeping technologies on queer erotics in early modern French and English theater.

In 2016-2017 she will be a Solmsen Fellow in pre-1700 European Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She was previously a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota and currently organizes a “Premodern Temporalities” research group with the UMN Mellon Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World. She has previously taught at the Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris-IV) and at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand.

Her work has appeared in the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/ Revue canadienne de littérature comparée as well as in the edited volume Autour de l’extrême littéraire.  She teaches courses in seventeenth and eighteenth century French studies, dramatic literature and performance studies, sexuality/queer studies (historiography and the archive), and critical theory. She is a proud alumna of the Andover Institute for Recruitment of Teachers, a program that addresses diversity in the teaching profession.