Professor Jean-Jacques Charles Courtine

1989: French State Doctorate in Letters & Human Sciences, University of Paris X-Nanterre; 1980: PhD in Linguistics, University of Paris X-Nanterre; 1972: MSc in Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences, University of Grenoble II; 1971: MA in Linguistics, University of Grenoble III; 1971: MA in English, University of Grenoble III; 1972: BA in Sociology, University of Grenoble II

Biography

Professor

European Studies, European Languages and Literatures

Jean-Jacques Courtine began his academic career as a linguist in France, where he worked in the field of  discourse analysis (Analyse du discours politique, Paris : Larousse, 1981; and, more recently: Metamorfoses do discurso polìtico. Derivas da fala pùblica, São Carlos : Editora Claraluz, 2006 ). He then turned to the cultural history of  XVI-XIXth century facial emotions (Histoire du visage , with Claudine Haroche, Paris : Payot, 2007 [1988]), of the body (Histoire du corps, XVI-XXème siècle , co-ed. with Alain Corbin & George Vigarello, 3 vol., Paris: Le Seuil, 2005-2006; Déchiffrer le corps. Penser avec Foucault, Grenoble : J. Millon, 2011), and of masculinity (Histoire de la virilité, de l'Antiquité au XXIème siècle, co-ed. with A. Corbin & G. Vigarello, 3 vol, Paris : Le Seuil, 2011). His work has been translated into 16 foreign langages. 

- Appointments :

2012-….   : Professor in European Studies The University of Auckland; 2003-2011: Professor of Cultural Anthropology, University of Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III); 1993-2003: Professor of French Cultural Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara; 1998-2000: Study Center Director, University of California Education Abroad Program, France;1989-1993: Professor of French Linguistics & Cultural Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles;1973-1989: Assistant, then Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Grenoble II, France. 

- Goggle Scholar Profile: citations, H-index, i10-index: http://scholar.google.co.nz/citations?hl=en&user=J8MonSsAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&pagesize=100

Research | Current

  • European cultural history, historical anthropology (XVI-XXIth Century); history of the body, history of the face; history of masculinities, history of virility; history of emotions, history of anxiety
  • History and analysis of political discourse; collective memory, discourse and images
  • French contemporary theoretical thought

"Une histoire culturelle de l'anxiété/A Cultural History of Anxiety", in Alain Corbin, Jean-Jacques Courtine & Georges Vigarello (Eds) Histoire des émotions, de l'Antiquité au XXIème siècle /A History of Emotions, from Antiquity to the XXIst Century (Paris : Le Seuil, 3 vol., 2015-2016).

Teaching | Current

EUROPEAN 208 Images of Men in Europe, 18th - 21st Century

EUROPEAN 304 Images of Men in Europe, 18th - 21st Century

EUROPEAN 703 Reinterpreting European Identities: Past and Present

FRENCH 711 Special Topic: Theory and Text

GERMAN 201 German Language Intermediate 2

Distinctions/Honours

- Condensed research & study leave: Global Anxiety: A Contemporary History of the Fear of Fear  (Paris, BNF, October 2014-January 2015, $ 6000 grant-in-aid)

- Project funded by the European Commission  The Future of Monetary & Financial Integration in the European Community (Professors Jean-Jacques Courtine, David Mayes & Cris Shore, 2015-2017, $ 138.000), July 2014

- Faculty Research Development Fund Grant ($ 16,700), University of Auckland, October 2013

- Histoire de la virilité was awarded one of the French Academy Grand Prizes, June 2012

- Histoire de la virilité was shortlisted for the Chateaubriand history prize, November 2012.

- The 3rd volume of  Histoire du corps was ranked in 2012 4th most requested book in the main research reading room of the French National Library in Paris, against all holdings of the library.

-“Scientific Excellence Grant’, French Ministry of Higher Education, 2008-2012 ($ 40.000, over 4 years).

Histoire du Visage was awarded the 1988 Prix Psyché in Paris (for its major contribution to the history of medical sciences)

Areas of expertise

European cultural history, historical anthropology (XVI-XXIth Century); history of the body, history of the face; history of masculinities, history of virility; history of emotions, history of anxiety.

History and analysis of political discourse; collective memory, discourse and images

French contemporary theoretical thought 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Corbin, A., Courtine, J. J., & Vigarello, G. (Eds.) (2016). Histoire des émotions, vol. 1-2. Paris: Editions du Seuil. Pages: 1012.
  • Corbin, A., Courtine, J. J., & Vigarello, G. (2016). Introduction générale. In A. Corbin, J. J. Courtine, G. Vigarello (Eds.) Histoire des émotions, vol. 1 (pp. 5-11). Paris: Editions du Seuil. Related URL.
  • Courtine, J. J. (2016). Impossible virility. In A. Corbin, J. J. Courtine, G. Vigarello (Eds.) A History of Virility (pp. 399-402). New-York: Columbia University Press. Related URL.
  • Courtine, J. J. (2016). Brawn in Civilization: Virile Myth and Muscular Power. In A. Corbin, J. J. Courtine, G. Vigarello (Eds.) A History of Virility (pp. 585-602). New-York: Columbia University Press. Related URL.
  • Corbin, A., Courtine, J.-J., & Vigarello, G. (Eds.) (2016). A History of Virility. New-York: Columbia University Press. Pages: 752.
  • Courtine, J. J. (2016). Saussure chez les spirites. La quête de l’inconscient linguistique. In M. A. Cruz, C. Piovezani, P.-Y. Testenoire (Eds.) Le discours et le texte: Saussure en héritage (pp. 195-211). Bruxelles: Academia. Related URL.
  • Courtine, J. J. (2015). Rest in Pieces. A Short Genealogy of Cannibal Markets. In J. D. Rainhorn, S. El Boudamoussi (Eds.) New Cannibal Markets: Globalization and Commodification of the Human Body (pp. ). Paris: Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme. Related URL.
  • Courtine, J. J., & Piovezani, C. (Eds.) (2015). A Historia da fala pùblica: Uma arqueologia dos poderes do discurso (1st). Petropolis: Vozes. Pages: 344. Related URL.

Contact details

Office hours

Semester Two 2014: Thursday 11-12

Primary location

CLL - Bldg 207
Level 5, Room 502
18 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand