Julie Tharp

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Julie Tharp


Rm 445

(715) 389-6514

Dr. Julie Tharp is a professor of English with courses in Composition, Multicultural Literature, Women's Studies, Film Studies, and lots of other areas.  She has a deep interest in global film, cuisine, and travel.  As a Fulbright recipient in 2001, she taught at the National University of Singapore.  She has taken students to Ireland, studied in Mexico, and, most recently, spent three months in Scotland with the Wisconsin in Scotland program.

Her Dinner and a Movie class in Continuing Education is her passion and hobby.  She has provided dinners and classes on over sixty films.


This Giving Birth: Pregnancy and Childbirth in American Women's Writing, eds. Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb and Julie Tharp

Creating Safe Space: Violence and Women's Writing, eds. Tomoko Kuribayashi and Julie Tharp

"Erdrich's Crusade: Sexual Violence and The Round House.Studies in American Indian Literature.

"When the Body is Your Own: Feminist Film Criticism and the Horror Genre."  Nexxus.

“Windigo Ways: Eating and Excess in Louise Erdrich’s The Antelope Wife.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal

"Food, Film and Friendship."  The Projector. 

                                 and others!


B.S. Mankato State University
M.A. Mankato State University
Ph.D. University of Minnesota; Fulbright Scholar

Areas of Expertise

Women and violence, Violence in mass media, Multiculturalism, Global perspectives, Women's writing, Native American literature and film, Quilt history