Hervé-Thomas Campangne earned a Ph D. in Renaissance French Literature from Rutgers University. Previous to his appointment at College Park, he has taught at Bard College and Rutgers. His teaching areas include French culture, literature and language with a specialization in Renaissance and Baroque culture and literature. At UMCP, Professor Campangne has held the positions of Chair of the Department of French and Italian, and Director of the Maryland-in-France (Nice) Program. His current research deals with theater in early modern France, as well as with the short story, travel narratives, eloquence and rhetoric in early modern Europe. 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 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 literature and culture that have appeared internationally in the Revue d'Histoire Littéraire de la France, XVIIe siècle, Studi Francesi, Nouvelle Revue du XVIe siècle, Renaissance Quarterly, Renaissance/Reformation, and the Sixteenth Century Journal. He is currently preparing an edition of Belleforest’s Septiesme tome des histoires tragiques (for éditions Droz), as well as a book on the Histoires tragiques, serial fiction and sensationalism.