“L’Autographe et son double: Nineteenth-century Forgeries of Seventeenth-century Manuscripts” a talk by Volker Schröder (Princeton)
Wednesday, March 22 , 2017
3pm, Pugh Hall, 302
Volker Schröder (Associate Professor of French) studies early modern literature and culture, with a special focus on the reign of Louis XIV (1660-1715). He received his doctorate in French literature from the University of Tübingen (Germany) and has previously taught at the University of Salzburg (Austria) and Duke University. His publications include a monograph on Jean Racine’s tragedy Britannicus, an essay collection entitled Présences de Racine, a critical edition of Marie-Anne Barbier’s tragedy Cornélie, mère des Gracques, as well as articles and book chapters on a variety of topics. In his research and teaching, he aims to highlight the complexity and dynamism of the French “classical age” by exploring its artistic, intellectual, and ideological conflicts and debates, many of which remain relevant today. In recent years, he has become increasingly interested in the material aspects of early modern media (especially printed books, manuscripts, and prints), and in the ways in which digital tools can facilitate the discovery, presentation, and understanding of literary and cultural heritage.