Herve T. Campangne
Professor

Hervé-Thomas Campangne (Ph.D., Rutgers University) has a wide range of teaching and research interests that include early modern France, cultural history, and France-U.S.A. relations. At the University of Maryland, College Park, Professor Campangne has held the positions of Chair of the Department of French and Italian, Director of Graduate Studies, and Director of the Maryland-in-France (Nice) Program. Previous to his appointment at College Park, he has taught at Bard College and Rutgers University. His current research deals with travel narratives, and the history of France-U.S.A relations. He is the author of critical editions of François de Belleforest's Cinquiesme tome des histoires tragiques and Montfleury's tragi-comedy Trasibule. He has published the book Mythologie et rhétorique aux XVe et XVIe siècles en France, and has contributed chapters to books that include Les Histoires tragiques du xvie siècle, Pierre Boaistuau et ses émules, Valeur des lettres à la Renaissance, Plutarque de l’âge classique au XIXe siècle, La Mythologie en question, Ethos, Rhetoric and Philosophy in Montaigne's Essays, Approaches to Teaching Marguerite de Navarre. Hervé-Thomas Campangne is also the author of numerous articles on French culture, history and literature that have appeared internationally in the Revue d'Histoire Littéraire de la France, XVIIe siècle, Studi Francesi, Nouvelle Revue du XVIe siècle, Renaissance Quarterly, the French Review, Renaissance/Reformation, the Sixteenth Century Journal, and Transatlantica. He is currently preparing an edition of Belleforest’s Septiesme tome des histoires tragiques (for éditions Droz), as well as a volume on the history of France-USA relations.

Latest publications:

"Cannibals, Monsters and Weasels: Creating a French Enemy in the United States during the 1790s Quasi-War and the 2003 Iraq War Diplomatic Crisis". Angles, March 2020. https://journals.openedition.org/angles/408

"La réception du traité de Paris (1783) et l’imaginaire des relations franco-américaines", Transatlantica, 2020. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/transatlantica/13200

"John Sanderson, Alexis de Tocqueville et Jules Janin ou la question de la démocratie sous la Monarchie de Juillet".  Mémoires du Livre / Studies in Book Culture, vol. 11/1, Fall 2019, p. 1-25.  https://id.erudit.org/iderudit/1066943ar

"Framing the Early Modern French Best Seller: American Settings for François de Belleforest's Tragic Histories. Renaissance Quarterly. Spring 2018, Vol. 71.1, p. 77-113.

“L'exemplarité américaine dans les Histoires tragiques de François de Belleforest: Francisco Pizarro, Maguerite de Roberval et le cacique Enriquillo”. Elseneur 31, April 2017: L’exemple historique. Norme et pédagogie de l’exemplarité du Moyen Âge au XVIe siècle (Textes réunis par Danièle Duport et Didier Lechat), pp. 111-127.

"Des « histoires toutes veritables ». François de Belleforest et la conception du Septiesme tome des Histoires tragiques", in Les Histoires tragiques du xvie siècle, Pierre Boaistuau et ses émules, ed. Jean-Claude Arnould, Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2018, p. 121-136.

Review of Liberté de la langue française dans sa pureté, by Scipion Dupleix. Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 73.1, Spring 2020, p. 358-360.

Review of La plume et le pinceau: Nicolas Denisot, poète et artiste de la Renaissance (1515–1559) by Daniele Speziari. The French Review, vol. 91.3, March 2018, p. 231-232.

Review of La fête imprimée: Spectacles et cérémonies politques (1549-1662) by Benoît Bolduc, Renaissance Quarterly, Volume 70.4, Winter 2017, p. 1563-1565.

 

 

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