Maureen DeNino

Graduate Student
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Maureen DeNino is a PhD candidate in the Department of French & Italian. She is writing a dissertation examining the relationship between nineteenth-century colonial culture and literature across a broad range of print and archival sources in order to situate literary works in the context of contemporary colonial events, debates, criticisms, and scandals. Her research interests include the history of colonialism and anticolonialism, travel narratives, and orientalist painting, as well as the history of the nineteenth-century press, affaires and faits divers, book history, and German-French cultural exchange. Before coming to Princeton in 2013, she studied at New York University (B.A. 2007) and the University of Colorado - Boulder (M.A. 2013).  She was awarded the Georges Lurcy Research Fellowship for France for the academic year 2017-18. In 2017, she received the Naomi Schor Memorial Award for best graduate student essay at the annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium for her paper “‘Un tableau atrocement pittoresque': Pierre Loti’s colonial war correspondence.”