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Janine C Hartman

Title: Professor of History,
Office: 717D Old Chemistry Building
Tel: 513-556-1596
Email: hartmajc@ucmail.uc.edu
Web: homepages.uc.edu/~hartmajc/index.htm

Professor of

Dept Romance Languages and Literatures
McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
717D Old Chem Bldg
Ph 556-1596

My field is the history of ideas. Current research interests are Catulle Mendés,Parnassian poet and his role as  witness to the  Franco-Prussian war, the Commune  insurrection and fall  of Paris in 1871, as  refracted through "ruin studies." Additional fields include witchcraft, ritual in early modern society and symbolic sovereignty in French colonial history..
Affliiate: History,Judaic Studies, Women & Gender Studies


  • PhD in History, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1986 (Modern European Intellectual History. Modern France,Europe, Hanoverian England, Classical Historiography).
  • M.A. , Eastern Illinois University, Charleston,IL, 1975 (History).
  • B.S. in Education, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston,IL, 1973 (History,Journalism).

Research Information

Research Interests

  Current research :The Morning After Paris Burns: Romantics in the Ruins-1871"; Societies in Catastrophe and Fracture;Ernest Renan;  Rituals and Sovereignty in  French  Atlantic Empire; Occult Belief Systems in Early Modern and Contemporary Societies



Peer Reviewed Publications

  • "Ideograms and Hieroglyphs:the Egypto-Chinese Origins  Controversy in the French Enlightenment" Dalhousie French Review (Orientale issue) No. 54, (Summer 1998) 101-118
  • "Dangerous American Substances in  the  Jacobean Masques"Cahiers Elisabethains/ Late Medieval and Renaissance English Studies, No. 46 (October 1994), 1-9

    Reprinted in: Literature Criticism from 1400-1800:Criticiam Discussion of the Works of Fifteenth,Sixteenth,Seventeenth, and Eighteenth  Century Novelists,Poets,Playwrights,Philosophers, and Other Creative Writers, vol 55 (Detroit:Gale Publishing Group) 2001, 141-155.

Book Chapter

  • "Transatlantic Spartacus: French Republican Response to Harper's Ferry" in The Afterlife of John Brown edited by Andrew Taylor and Eldrid Herrington (New York: Palgrave Macmillan) 2005.

Creative Translation

  • In the Sphere of Humanity:Joseph Dejacque, Slavery and the Struggle for Freedom Includes L'Humanisphere, unexpurgated..  An English translation and annotation of Joseph Dejacque's selected writings by Janine Hartman.Introduction and annotation Mark A Lause.2012
  • The Seventy Three Revolutionary Days of the Paris Commune by Catulle Mende from 1873 edition, translated  and annotated by Janine Hartman. posted Digital Resource Commons, University of Cincinnati Library 2015

Electronic Journal

Encyclopedia Article

  • "France" Grolier Encyclopedia of the Victorian  Era James Eli Adams ed. (Scholastic) 2003
  • "Marie-Henri Beyle" Dictionary of Imperialism and Industrialization Jeffrey Bell ed (Greenwood Press,2002)
  • "Alexandre Dumas" Dictionary of Imperialisim and Industrialization Jeffrey Bell ed  Ibid.
  • "Prosper Merimee" Dictionary of Imperialism and Industrialization Ibid.
  • "Victor Hugo" Dictionary of Imperialism and industrialization Op cit.
  • "Jules Michelet" Dictionary of Imperialism and Industrialization Ibid.
  • "Alfred de Musset" Dictionary of   Imperialism and Industrialization Ibid.
  • "Algernon Swinburne" Dictionary of Imperialism and Industrialization  Op cit

Other Publications

  • Translation from Spanish: "Latin American Surrealism, End of the Rumors: On Stefan Baciu's Antologia de la Poesia Surrealista Latinamericana" by Octavio Paz, Cultural Correspondance [surrealist journal] (Spring 1981) 97-98
  • Translated from French:"Forty Centuries We Watched" by Nelly Kaplan Arsenal/4  (City Lights Press 1982)
  • Translated from French: "Adaptation to Milieu" by Nelly Kaplan Free Spirit (Spring 1982)
  • Translated from French: "On Vistor Serge" by Georges Heneln Free Spirit (Spring 1982)


  • Patrick Weil How to  Be French:Nationality in the Making  1789 Cincinnati Romance Review, vol 29,2010
  • Nicholas Dew Orientalism in Louis XIV's France Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire XLVI, spring summer/printemps-ete 2011m219-220.
  • Jerrold Seigel The Idea of Self: Thought and Experience in Western Europe Since the Seventeenth Century  Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire XLI, Winter/hiver/2006, 628-630
  • Dan Burton and David Grandy Magic,Mystery and Science:The Occult in Western Tradition Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire, XL,(April 2005)
  • Henke Wunderlich, Jean Mondot (ed) Deutsche-Franzosische Begegungen am Rhein 1700-1789: Recontres Franco-Allemandes dans l'espace rhenan entre 1700-1789 The Lessing Yearbook,XXVIII, (Summer 1996) 249-250
  •  Richard D. E.  Burton Baudelaire and the Second Republic:Writing and Revolution Nineteenth Century French Studies (Spring, Summer 1993) 501-502.
  • Nancy Sloan Goldberg En le honneur de la juste parole: la poesie francaise contre la Grande Guerre Utopian Studies (Spring 1992) 173-174
  • Marcel Schwob Chroniques (John Alden Green ed) Contemporary French Civilization, XI, (Fall-Winter 1982), 389-391.
  • Michael Howard  The Franco-Prussian War Nineteenth Century French Studies  XI,()Fall- Winter 1982) 196-197.
  • Gavin Robinson Horses,People and Parliament: The English Civil War:Extracting REsources and Constructing Allegiance (England, Ashgate Press) 2012 reviewed in The Sixteenth Century : The Journal of Early Modern Studies 2013 vol 44.
  • Aelda Assmann Cultural Memory and Western Civlization:Functions,Memory, Archives ( New York: Cambridge University Press) 2011 in Cincinnati Romance Review

Under Review

  • "Flags and Lead:Symbolic Sovereignty in the French Ohio,"   Ohio Valley Historical Journal,  2012

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • (03-04-2007). "Crossing Over:The Spirit World in 19th Century Cincinnati Victorian Society in America, Ohio River Valley Chapter.
  • (2008). "Theories of Violence,French Terrorism, Revolution" HIST 597 "Terrorism and Counter-terrorism in Europe., 1789-1956", McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, recurring guest lecturer.

Paper Presentations

  • (05-16-2008). "Ceremonies of Contention and Retention in Belle-Riviere (French Ohio Country), Universite Laval, Quebec City,Canada.
  • (05-12-2007). "The French and Romantic Esotericism", Cincinnati.
  • (04-14-2001). "Slavery in the Francophone Imagination", Augusta State University, Albany ,Georgia.
  • (04-14-2000). Joseph Dejacque,Outlaw Utopianist, Georgia State University, Albany, Georgia.
  • (05-14-1995). "The Egypto-Chinese Ideogram Controversy", University of Cincinnati.
  • (Bad Format: 19931131). "Satan for the Nineteenth Century: Sade and the French Romantics", University of Kansas, Lawrence,Kansas.
  • (03-24-1993). "Controlled Substances in Jacobean Culture", Case Western Reserve University,Cleveland Ohio.
  • (11-12-1991). "The French Revolution and Reaction in State Education", Ft. Worth, Texas.
  • (11-15-1989). "Denial Historiography:Counter-revolutionary Themes in French Restoration Secondary Education, East North Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.
  • (11-14-1985). "Women and Class Identity in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century French Popular Culture, Hofstra University,New York.
  • (03-20-1982). "The American Sense of Decline", Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri.
  • Janine Hartman (10-08-2011). "Education Crises as Redemptive Ritual: The Midwest and the Ancien Regime, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • (03-01-2013). "The Morning After Paris Burns: French Romantics in 1871", University of Cincinnati.


  • European Studies Graduate Workshop.

Honors & Awards

  • FIPSE 3 year Women's Studies Seminar, FIPSE (Dept of Education), 1998 to 1991. Comprehensive review of new scholarship across disciplines in Women's Studies to update scholarship and curricular offerings..
  • NEH seminar "On Wealth and Society", National Endowmentfor Humanities, 1993 to 1994. Two year faculty development seminar, culminating in Honors course,.
  • General Education Committee , University of Cincinnati, 1991 to 1991. Curriculum Review .

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 1987 to 1988, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1988 to 1994, Assistant Professor of History, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 1994 to 2002, Associate Professor of History, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 2002Professor of History, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Events Organized

  • Workshop. University College History Forum ( 100 paper presentations) (1989 to 2003) , University of Cincinnati Campus & my home.


  • Elected Member, University Faculty Senate University Library Committee, 2012 to 2014
  • Elected Member, Romance Languages and Literatures Merit Pay Committee, 2012 to 2013
  • Elected Member, University Senate University Senator at Large, 2012 to 2014
  • University Faculty Senate At Large Senator, 2012 to 2014
  • Committee Chair, Judaic Studies RPT Committee for Matthew Kraus, 10-10-2011 to 01-01-2012
  • Committee Member, Womens Gender Studies Undergraduate, 07-01-2011 to 07-01-2012
  • Vice President, A & S Faculty Senate 03-08-2011 to 10-26-2012
  • Committee Member, University Faculty Senate D.A.I.R., 03-03-2011 to To Present
  • Committee Member, All-University Faculty Senate D.A.I.R. [ CharterUniversity Proposal Investgation], 01-01-2011 to 06-01-2012
  • Member, A & S Faculty Senate Academic Policy Committee, 2011 to 1012
  • Committee Member, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences Program Review Committee, 2011 to 2013
  • Elected Member, McMicken College Faculty Senate 2010 to 2012
  • Elected Member, University Faculty Senate liaison member from McMicken to All-University, 2010 to 2012
  • Co-Director, Cincinnati Romance Review 2008 to 2010
  • Member, S.E.M. Procedures, 2008 to 2010
  • Elected Member, American Association University Professors Associates Council, 2008 to 2012
  • Member, Undergraduate Committee 2006 to 2008
  • Member, University Academic Affairs , 2005 to 2009
  • Committee Member, Womens Studies Subcommittee Planning Graduate Colloguium Feminist Theory, 2003 to 2006
  • Elected Member, Grievance Committee, 2002 to 2004
  • Member, Women's Studies Governance 2002 to 2007
  • Member, Ohio Academy of History Annual Program Committee, 2002 to 2003
  • Elected Member, University of Cincinnati University Research Council, 06-03-2013 to 06-03-2015
  • Elected Member, University of Cincinnati Undergraduate Academic Affairs, 06-03-2013 to 06-03-2015
  • Elected Member, University of Cincinnati University Planning Comittee, 06-03-2013 to 06-03-2015
  • Elected Member, American Association of University Professors Associates Council, 2013 to 2015
  • Committee Member, International Symposium on Slavery Steering Committee, 2014 to 2015
  • Elected Member, All University Faculty Senate BAD DATE to BAD DATE

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • 2010, Affiliate, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Ohio State University
  • 2007, Societas Magicas, . Scholarly society sponsoring study into magic,ritual and witchcraft, associated University of Pennsylvania Press
  • 2008, French Colonial History Society,

Courses Taught

    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 10A

    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 11W

    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 11S

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    Term: 11W

  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 10S

  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 11W

  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 11S

    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 11A

  • Level: Both
    Term: 12W
    Comments: Examines the theme of honor in Spanish,French, and Arabic literatures. Co-taught in English with Dr Frederic Cadora, Director of Arabic. Course affords analysis of phonemeon and changing definitions of "honor"and ritual violence in societies from medieval Spain through Bourbon France to contemporary Arabic language groups. Includes discussion of dueling,sovereignty,agency, women, and contemporary symbolic concerns of veiling and the public, and "honor killing."
  • Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: "Artists and anarchists seek artificial paradise in the tumult of French Romantic culture and events during the long ninteenth century. Taught in English.".
  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12W

  • Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: Freshmen seminar examining Spanish heritage through biography and multiple sources, in historical contex, emphasis upon enquiry and writing.
  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12W

  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12S
    Comments: Spring 2013, menu does not allow that notation.
  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12W

  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12S
    Comments: Taught Spring 2013, software doesn't accept dates yet.
  • Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 12S
    Comments: Taught Spring 2013, software won't accept date
  • Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: The course offers students the chance to explore the idea and instance of celebrations, feasts, symbolism , the ritual year in the European traditions and cultures, especially French. Taught in English, with emphasis upon critical thinking, independent projects.
  • Level: Undergraduate
    Comments: Double sections with French, combined 80 + students
  • -SPAN-3085 SPAN CIV I
    Level: Undergraduate