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Sylvie Lefèvre

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Professor of French; Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Editor, The Romanic Review

Medieval French literature and history of the book

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Sylvie Lefèvre received her academic training in France, where she was a fellow of the Ecole normale supérieure. She took the Agrégation de Lettres classiques (1984) and received her doctorate (1992) and habilitation (2002) from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. She taught at the University of Orléans and Saint-Etienne before she joined the Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (1990-1995), laboratory of the CNRS. At the moment, she is in charge of the Section romane of the IRHT. Associate professor at the ENS (1995-2004), she became professor at the University of Tours. Principal teaching and research interests include French medieval literature (XIIe-XVe), history of manuscript and book, philology and literary theory. She is the author of Antoine de La Sale, La fabrique de l’œuvre et de l’écrivain (Droz, 2006) and published in collaboration le Roman de Renart (Gallimard, La Pléiade, 1998), Album de manuscrits français du XIIIe siècle. Mise en page et mise en texte (Viella, Rome, 2001), and the proceedings of a colloquium La lettre dans la littérature romane du Moyen Age (Paradigme, Orléans, 2008), and a new critical edition of L’Heptaméron de Marguerite de Navarre with Nicole Cazauran is in progress.

Selected Bibliography

Le Roman de Renart et textes épigones, en collaboration avec A. Strubel, D. Boutet et R. Bellon, 1998 chez Gallimard dans la Pléiade (édition de la fin de la branche XVIII, branches XIX-XXVI, p. 707-840 ; autres écrits renardiens, p. 843-911 ; notices et notes, p. 1299-1457).

Album de manuscrits français du XIIIe siècle. Mise en page et mise en texte, introduction en collaboration avec Geneviève Hasenohr ; ouvrage des membres de la Section romane de l’Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes et d’un chercheur italien, Maria Careri, Viella, 2001.

Antoine de La Sale, La fabrique de l’œuvre et de l’écrivain. Suivi de l’édition critique du Traité des anciens et des nouveaux tournois, Genève, Droz, 2006, 452p. (Publications romanes et françaises, 238). 

.La lettre dans la littérature romane du Moyen Age.(Paradigme, Orléans, 2008).

Nicole Oresme, Contro la divinazione. Consigli antiastrologici al re di Francia (1356), text edited by Sylvie Lefèvre, translation and commentary by Stefano Rapisarda, Roma, Carocci, 2009 (Biblioteca medievale, 122).

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