Lecture by Professor François Rigolot (Princeton University).
“Writing the Individual Differently”: Montaigne’s Essais vs Ronsard’s Discours.”
February 19, 2015, 3:30PM.
Location: Phelps 6206C.
François Rigolot, Meredith Howland Pyne Emeritus Professor of French Literature at Princeton University, is the author of a dozen books, including Les Langages de Rabelais (1972, 1996), Poétique et onomastique (1977), Le Texte de la Renaissance (1983), Les Métamorphoses de Montaigne (1988) ; Louise Labé Lyonnaise ou la Renaissance au féminin (1997) ; L’Erreur de la Renaissance (2002) ; Poésie et Renaissance (2003). He is the editor of Louise Labé’s Complete Works (1986), Montaigne's Journal de voyage (1992) ; Sainte-Beuve’s Causeries sur Montaigne (2004), and Clément Marot’s Œuvres complètes (2 volumes, 2007-2008).
Professor Rigolot has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (1979-80) and the Guggengeim Foundation (1982-83). He has received numerous honors and awards including the James Russell Lowell Prize in the Humanities from the Modern Language Association (1990), the Howard T. Behrman Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities (1993), the Palmes académiques (chevalier 1987, officier 1993), and the Ordre National du Mérite from the French Government (2002). In 2008, fifteen of his former students edited a Festschrift in his honor, Esprit généreux, esprit pantagruélique.
Professor Rigolot is currently writing on Montaigne's views of Italy, Rabelais’s concept of hybridity, post-modern views of the Pléiade, and the poetry written by Mary Queen of Scots. His long-term project is a book examining the relationship between magic and poetry in early modern Europe.