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Marc Fumaroli

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Early Modern French literature and culture; history of rhetoric

 

A member of the Académie française, Marc Fumaroli is professor emeritus at the Collège de France and professor emeritus at the Sorbonne. He is a major historian of early modern European literature and culture, which are the subjects of his landmark studies L'Âge de l'éloquence (1980/1994), Héros et orateurs (1990), L'École du silence (1994), Trois institutions littéraires (1995). The leading authority on seventeenth-century rhetoric, Fumaroli is also responsible for the position this discipline currently enjoys in contemporary thought and practice. His course at Columbia in Fall 2007 is entitled "European Quarrels (1680-1715)."

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