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Lorraine Coons, Ph.D.

Lorraine Coons, Ph.D.

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Chair of the History and Political Science Department
Professor of History
Fournier Hall, Room 377
215.248.7184 or 215.248.7113
Educational Background: 
  • M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Courses Taught: 
  • Western Civilization I & II
  • French Revolution
  • Modern France
  • Survey of Women's History
  • Women in Modern European Society
  • Europe in the Age of Nationalism
  • Twentieth Century Europe
  • Culture and Society in Modern Europe
  • Senior Seminar
  • Genocide in the Modern World
  • Women in Global Society
  • Revolution, War and Peace: Women's Activism in the Modern World
  • Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union
Scholarly Interests: 
  • Modern Europe, France
  • Social and women's history
  • History of travel/tourism
Selected Publications: 

 

“The Peoples’ Captain: Kate McCue’s Journey to the Bridge,” Journal of the Steamship Historical Society of America, n. 303, Fall 2017.

The Making of a "Fallen Angel": The Press and the Image of the "Danseuse" of the Paris Opéra Ballet, 1840-1890, The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts, (published online 8/2016; print 12/2016)

Steamship Travel in the Interwar Years: Tourist Third Cabin, (London, UK: Amberley Press, 2016), co-authored with AlexanderVarias.

Artiste or Coquette: Les Petits Rats of the Paris Opera Ballet, French Cultural Studies, (published by Sage & Co.), May 2014

“Breaking the Glass Ceiling on the High Seas:  Inger Klein Olsen’s Journey from Tabbie to Skipper,” Journal of the Steamship Historical Society of America, n. 283, Fall 2012.

From “Company Widow” to “New Woman:” Female Seafarers aboard the “Floating Palaces” of the Interwar Years, International Journal of Maritime History, vol. XX, n. 2, December 2008, 143-74

Review of Waterline: Images from the Goden Age of Cruising by Robert Graves in International Journal of Maritime History, vol. xviii,  n. 2, December 2006

“Tourist Third Cabin”: Steamship Travel in the Interwar Years (1919-1939), (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, a division of St. Martin’s Press, 2003), co-authored with Dr. Alexander Varias

"Neglected Sisters" of the Women's Movement: the Perception and Experience of Working Mothers in the Parisian Garment Trades in Fiona Montgomery and Christine Collette, eds., The European Women’s History Reader (New York: Routledge, 2002)

Gabrielle Duchêne: Feminist, Pacifist, Reluctant Bourgeoise, Peace and Change, vol. 24, n.2, April 1999, (funded by a grant from the American Philosophical Society)

A "Special Collection" in Nineteenth-Century New York: The American Bible Society and Its Library, co-authored article with Dr. Peter J. Wosh, Libraries and Culture, vol. 32, n.3, Summer 1997.

"Neglected Sisters" of the Women's Movement: the Perception and Experience of Working Mothers in the Parisian Garment Trades, Journal of Women's History, Fall 1993.

"Orphans" of the Sweated Trades: Women Homeworkers in the Parisian Garment Industry (1860-1915), (New York, NY: Garland Publishing Co., 1987)

Guide to Archives of New Jersey Catholic Institutions (co-edited publication; New Jersey Catholic Historical Records Commission, 1983); project of Seton Hall University for Newark Archdiocese funded through an NEH grant.

 

Selected Presentations and Workshops: 

The International Journal of Arts Theory and History (Associate Editor, December 2015 volume)

International Journal of Arts Education (Associate Editor, December 2015 volume)

The Making of a “Fallen Angel”: the Press and the Image of the Danseuse of the Paris Opéra Ballet (1840-1890), paper presentation, July, 2015, Tenth International Conference on the Arts in Society, London, England.

Artiste or Coquette: Les Petits Rats of the Paris Opéra Ballet(1850-1900), paper presentation, May, 2011, Sixth International Conference on the Arts in Society, Berlin, Germany.

 “Traveling Palace or Floating Jail”: The Experience of Women Seafarers in the Interwar Years, paper presentation, October, 2000, Transporting Gender Conference, National Railway Museum, York, England.

Gabrielle Duchêne: Feminist, Pacifist, Reluctant Bourgeoise, paper presentation, April 3, 1999, Chestnut Hill College Faculty Colloquium.

Other Academic Information: 
  • ss United States Conservancy, Philadelphia PA (historical consultant 2013-)

    "Super liners" - CBS News/Discovery Channel Documentary (aired: 25 October 1998); (interviewed and historical consulting.)

    "Rescue at Sea" - PBS Documentary: "The American Experience" series (aired: 21 February 1999); (historical consulting.)