Dena Goodman

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Dena Goodman

Lila Miller Collegiate Professor of History and Women's Studies

2144 Lane Hall 204 S. State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1290

Office Location(s): 2144 Lane Hall
Phone: 734.647.0771
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Women's Studies
  • Fields of Study
    • Cultural and intellectual history of France: old regime, enlightenment, and French revolution (1600-1800).
  • About

     Dena Goodman is Lila Miller Collegiate Professor of History and Women's Studies and co-director of  “The Encyclopedia of Diderot and D’Alembert Collaborative Translation Project",, a digital library project housed at the University of Michigan. Her research and teaching center on the cultural history of early modern France, with particular interests in the Enlightenment, women and gender, material culture, writing, and sociability. Current concerns include questions about how gender shapes mobility in the early modern world, and how materiality and culture interact historically. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Camargo Foundation, the Voltaire Foundation, and the UM Institute for the Humanities. She is the author most recently of Becoming a Woman in the Age of Letters (2009), as well as of The Republic of Letters: A Cultural History of the French Enlightenment (1994) She has also edited or co-edited books on the French Queen Marie-Antoinette, on women, writing and the public sphere, and on the cultural history of furniture.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Chicago, 1982