Scott Juall, Ph.D.

Description: Scott Juall Professor of French
Office: Leutze Hall 293
Tel: (910)-962-7923
FAX: (910)-962-7712

B.S, Physiology, Michigan State University
B.A., French, Michigan State University
M.A., French, speciality in Francophone West Africa and the Caribbean, University of Colorado at Boulder
Ph.D., French, Early modern travel narratives and anti-imperialist politics and poetics, University of Colorado at Boulder

FRH 321/FLL 292: Experiential Learning in Florida: Travels to Early Modern French Colonial Sites in South Carolina and Florida: (blog by Erin Gallagher)

Professor Juall is a specialist of early modern European travel narratives and (anti-)imperialism as well as public art and modernist artistic movements in Paris. With his colleague Regina R. Félix, he co-edited a volume on relationships between Brazil and France titled Cultural Exchanges between Brazil and France (Comparative Cultural Studies Series, Purdue University Press, 2016); he was also guest editor of a special issue of Esprit Créateur titled Early Modern French Travel Writing and Encounters with Alterity (2008). His articles have appeared in French Forum, Etudes Rabelaisiennes, Exemplaria, French Literature Series, Renaissance et Réforme, MLA Approaches to Teaching the Works of François Rabelais, Public Art Dialogue, and elsewhere. He is also working on two book projects: the first addresses depictions of early modern European imperialism in the New World in writing, cartography, and visual culture; the second analyzes avant-garde artistic movements in twentieth-century Paris.

He teaches courses such as Travel Writing and Ethnography, New France in the New World: Early Modern French Imperialism, French Immigrant Narratives, and French Linguistics—all in the context of the global francophone world. He is highly dedicated to applied learning: he has directed eight Departmental Honors Theses and supervised more than 30 Directed Independent Studies and Internships. He has also taught several courses that include travel components: Travel Writing in Paris (an Honors College Enrichment Seminar), Portraying Paris in Writing and the Visual Arts, Explorations in Paris: Culture and Civilization, and Experiential Learning in French Florida (a course funded by an Applied Learning grant) and has directed study abroad programs in Dijon and Paris, France on several occasions.

He has received the Honors College Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award (2018), the Discere Aude Award for Outstanding Student Mentoring (2014 and 2009) and the Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award (2010).

In his teaching and research, he draws extensively on his experiences with cross-cultural exchanges, transnational encounters, and ethnography while working as a disease control specialist, village health educator, and high school biology teacher during his years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, West Africa. He actively recruits students to the Peace Corps as a member of the UNCW Peace Corps Prep Program Advisory Council and participates in local and regional outreach activities with the Coastal Carolina Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association.