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Jacqueline Di Bartolomeo

Ph.D. Candidate

Degrees:B.A. (Concordia University), M.A. (Concordia University)

Current Program: PhD History (2017)


Dr. Andrew M. Johnston and Dr. Susan B. Whitney

Academic Interests:

Transatlantic women’s travel in the nineteenth century, feminist politics, liberalism, ethics of tourism and travel, secular modernity, imagined geographies, historiography

Select Publications and Current Projects:

Di Bartolomeo, Jacqueline. “Woman Traveller in the Age of Empire: Thérèse (Th.) Bentzon and The Politics of Feminist Selfhood in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World.” M.A. Thesis, Concordia University, 2017.

Select Conference Publications:

“‘[F]rançaise autant pour le moins que la France elle-même’: The Women of Quebec in the Travels of Thérèse Bentzon.” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, Ryerson University. May 2017.

With Dr. Regina Range, University of Alabama: “Translation and Transformation in the life of Gina Kaus, Hollywood Exile.” Translation in Exile Conference, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. December 2015.

With Dr. Regina Range, University of Alabama: “The Forgotten Ones: Reinserting the German-Speaking Female Exile Experience in Hollywood History (1930s – 1950s).” Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference, University of Kentucky. April 2015.

Teaching Experience:

Europe in the 20th Century (E. Fraser), Fall 2017, Carleton University, TA

Rights and Freedoms in Canadian Society (E. Reiter), Winter 2017, Concordia University, TA

History of Canada Pre-Confederation (B. Lorenzkowski), Fall 2016, Concordia University, TA

Introduction to the History of the Balkans (M. Bergholz) Winter 2016, Concordia University, TA

Film in History (E. Razlogova), Fall 2015, Concordia University, TA

Description of Research:

My dissertation interrogates the formation of a feminist subject that becomes visible in the nineteenth century in order to understand how the relationship between movement, modernity, and feminism consolidated at this time continues to have ripple effects today. It undertakes a transnational analysis centered on the accounts of British and French women’s travels to Canada and the United States during this time in order to ascertain the influence of women’s experiences abroad in the formation of feminist ideologies; the reception of these texts in their home countries; the role they played in the transnational circulation of ideas about the ‘condition of women’; the intersections between projects of women’s emancipation and imperial goals; and the relationship between representations of the Other and the structural makeup of Western feminisms.