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, the history of ideas, travel narratives, 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, eloquence and rhetoric in early modern Europe, 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 (2013) and Montfleury's tragi-comedy Trasibule (2013). 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 (2018), Valeur des lettres à la Renaissance  (2016), Plutarque de l’âge classique au XIXe siècle (2012), La Mythologie en question (2009), Ethos, Rhetoric and Philosophy in Montaigne's Essays (2009), Approaches to Teaching Marguerite de Navarre (2005). Hervé-Thomas Campangne is also the author of numerous articles on sixteenth and seventeenth century culture 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, and the Sixteenth Century Journal. He is currently preparing an edition of Belleforest’s Septiesme tome des histoires tragiques (for éditions Droz).

Latest publications:

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

“Les vertus du récit dans les Histoires tragiques” [“The virtues of discourse in the Histoires tragiques”], in Valeur des lettres à la Renaissance, ed. Pascale Chiron et Lidia Radi, Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2016, pp.83-93.

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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