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Joan Halperin  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  

Education:

  • Ph.D. Romance Languages and Literature, University of California, Berkeley, 1967
  • M.A. French, University of California, Berkeley,, 1959
  • Graduate studies Sorbonne, Paris, 1958
  • B.A. French with Honors, University of California, Berkeley, 1955
  • Undergratuate studies Universit de Genve, Switzerland, 1954

Teaching Experience:

  • Professor - Department of Modern Languages and Collegiate Seminar, Saint Mary's College of California (1974 - Present)
  • Associate Professor - University of Maine (1967 - 1970)
  • Instructor in French - Wesleyan University, Conn (1965 - 1966)
  • Instructor in French - University of Chicago, (1964 - 1965)
  • Lectrice d'amricain - Sorbonne (1956 - 1957)

Professional Experience:

  • Acting Chair of the Department of Modern Languages - Saint Mary's College (1993 - 1994)
  • Chair of the Department of Modern Languages - Saint Mary's College (1985 - 1990)

Awards:

  • Prix France-Amrique - (July 04, 1991)
    For Flix Fnon, Art et Anarchie dans le Paris fin-de-sicle (Paris: Gallimard, 1991)
  • Gilbert Chinard Literary Prize - (1986)
    For the manuscript, Flix Fnon, Aesthete and Anarchist.

Fellowships:

  • Guggenheim Fellowship - (1991)
    1990-91, to research a biography of Louise Hervieu, French artist and social activist.
  • Resident Fellow - Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France (1988)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Research Fellowship - (1985)
    1984-85.
  • American Council of Learned Societies, Research Fellowship, - (1977)
    1976-77
  • A. B. Johnson Traveling Fellow to France - U. C. Berkeley (1963)
    1961-62 and 1962-63.
  • Presbyterian Church Fellowship to work in Paris with CIMADE - (1956)
    1955-56.

Grants:

  • American Philosophical Society, Research Grant - (1993)
    To interview rescuers of Jews in Holland.
  • Nijenrode Scholarship to complete study of Dutch at Zomercursus voor NederlandseTaal en Cultuur - Netherlands Ministry of Education (1992)
  • American Philosophical Society, Research Grant - (1991)
    To record memories of survivors of Holocaust.
  • NEH Travel to Collections Grant, Paris - (June 1990)

Honor:

  • Djerassi Foundation Artist in Residence - (1996)

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • "The Ironic Eye and the Unconscious: Seurat and the Poet Jules Laforgue,". Halperin, Joan (talk, speech or lecture)
    New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art
    (December 07, 1991)
  • "Perspectives sur le symbolisme en peinture,". Halperin, Joan (talk, speech or lecture)
    Muse d'Orsay, Paris
    (May 18, 1991)
  • "Facing Distortion in Biography: the Life of Louise Hervieu,". Halperin, Joan (talk, speech or lecture)
    College Art Association, Washington D. C.
    (February 1991)
  • "Ambiguous Encounters: Poets and Painters in the Post-Impressionist Era,". Halperin, Joan (talk, speech or lecture)
    Toledo, Ohio, Museum of Art
    (November 07, 1990)
  • "Inventing Neo-Impressionism: Seurat and Flix Fnon," Symposium, Seurat, the Last Landscapes, I. Halperin, Joan (talk, speech or lecture)
    Indianapolis Museum of Art
    (November 03, 1990)

Publications:

  • Halperin, Joan. "The Ironic Eye in Jules Laforgue and Georges Seurat." SEURAT REVIEWED (2010)
  • Halperin, Joan. "Charles Angrand: Correspondances, 1883-1926." Rouen S.I. (1989)
  • Halperin, Joan. Flix Fnon, Aesthete and Anarchist in Fin-de-sicle Paris.. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988.
  • Halperin, Joan. ""Jamais Qu'unique: Paradoxes in a Critic's View of Monet," in Le Gai Savoir, Essays in Linguistics, Philology, and Criticism, in Memory of Mandred Sandmann." Potomac MD: Studia Humanitatis (1983): 168-197
  • Halperin, Joan. "Fe1ix Feneon and the Language of Art Criticism." Studies in the Fine Arts: Criticism. Ed. Arbor, Ann UMI Research Press, 1980
  • Halperin, Joan. ""Scientific Criticism and le beau moderne of the Age of Science,"." Art Criticism 1 1 (1979): 55-71
  • Halperin, Joan. "Flix Fnon, OEuvres Plus que compltes vol. I Chroniques d'art." Geneva: Droz, 1970
  • Halperin, Joan. ""La Critique d'art au Pre peinard,"." Nouvelle revue franaise 13 (1966): 838-39
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