Julia Hartley

Edward W. Said Fellow

The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

University of Warwick

Julia Caterina Hartley is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Warwick and a member of the Queen’s College, University of Oxford. Her PhD dissertation was on Dante and Proust (Oxford, 2016). She is currently working on a second book project entitled ‘West-Eastern Encounters: Iran in French Literature (1829-1908)’, which looks at the reception of Persian literature and the perception of Iran in French-language literature in the long nineteenth century, including fiction, poetry, essays, travel writing, and drama.

During her fellowship, Julia will be working on travelogues, with a particular focus on how gender and social class shape her authors’ relationships with Iran.