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Phillip John Usher

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Assistant Professor of French (Barnard College)

Sixteenth-Century French Literature; Comparative Perspectives on Epic and Tragedy; Literature and the Sister Arts

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Phillip John Usher’s research brings together the fields of Renaissance Studies and classical reception with certain theorists, thinkers, and practices of cultural geography and visual studies. BA (University of London), AM and PhD (Harvard University).

Columbia Faculty Page: http://phillipjohnusher.weebly.com/

Books

Epic Arts in the French Renaissance (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).

Virgilian Identities in Early Modern France. Volume co-edited with Isabelle Fernbach (London: Boydell and Brewer, 2012).

Errance et cohérence : Essai sur la littérature transfrontalière à la Renaissance. (Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2010).

Ronsard's Franciade (1572). A translation with notes and introduction. (New York: AMS Press, 2011).

Selected Articles since 2010

“ 'On ne vit pas dans un espace neutre: Pour une lecture hétérotopique de Jérusalem”, in Dominique de Courcelles, éd., Parcourir le monde: Les voyages d’Orient au Moyen Age et dans la première modernité, Paris, Ed. de l'Ecole nationale des Chartes, 2013. [annonce sur le site de l'Ecole national des Chartes]

“Tragedy in the Aftermath of the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre: France’s First Phèdre and the Hope for Peace”, Romance Notes, 52.3, 2012, p. 255-62.

“La poésie sans frontières : pour une lecture globale de Ronsard et d’Aubigné”, Revue des Amis de Ronsard, no 25, mai 2012, p. 87-103.

“Du viatique à l’épique : L’épyllion américain de Marc Lescarbot”, Arborescences, no 2, mai 2012.

“The Aeneid in the 1530s : Reading with the Enamels of Limoges”, Phillip John Usher et Isabelle Fernbach, éd., Virgilian Identities in the French Renaissance, Londres, Boydell and Brewer, 2012, p. 161-88.

“Turning Defeat into Nation Building : Etienne Dolet’s Epic Stories About Francis I”, Romance Studies, no. 28, no 3, 2010, p. 169-81.

“Walking East in the Renaissance”, Susan Suleiman et Christie McDonald, éd. French Global : A New Approach to Literary History, New York : Columbia University Press, 2010, p. 193-206.

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