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Assistant Teaching Professor of French

Austin Hancock’s research examines the nexus between modernism and popular culture in the francophone world, with a particular focus on the potential of sport as a cultural lens. Dr. Hancock’s work has recently appeared in journals including French Studies, Modernism/modernity and Dada/Surrealism. His current book project Avant-Garde Shadowboxing: Performance and Antagonism in French Modernism draws upon the cultural history of prizefighting to examine how the avant-garde confronted questions of

“Queering Modernism’s Masculine Arena: In the Boxing Ring with Claude Cahun and Marcel
Moore,” Modernism/modernity, Johns Hopkins University Press, Vol. 28, no. 4 (November 2021)

“Periodical Pugilism: Dada Masculinity from the Boxing Ring to the Avant-Garde Magazine,”
Dada/Surrealism, no. 24, International Dada Archive, University of Iowa Library Press, no. 24
(January 2022).

“The Protestant Ethic and Structures of Materialist Salvation in Francis Ponge’s Le Parti pris
des choses,” French Studies, Oxford University Press, Vol. 73, no. 3, (June 2019) 384-400

– Harold W. Dodds Honorific Fellowship, Princeton University

– Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) Fellowship,
Princeton University

– FIT Summer Funding for Scholarly Travel and Research, Princeton University, Italian
Language Training

– Princeton Dean’s Fund for Scholarly Travel, Claude Cahun/Marcel Moore
Colloquium at the CNRS, Paris

Related Schools & Departments

  • Education

    Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
    Ph.D. French Language and Literature, 2022

  • Contact

  • Address

    427 Meserve Hall
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

  • Office Hours

    Monday & Thursday 10:40- 11:40 am
    By appointment