Philippe Baillargeon

Philippe Baillargeon (Senior Lecturer, University of Massachusetts Amherst) received a BA and MA from McGill University and a MA and PhD from Princeton University. His teaching and research interests include the literature and culture of the Renaissance and the early seventeenth century, in particular Erasmus, Rabelais, Marguerite de Navarre, Jean Bodin, Pierre de L’Estoile, Béroalde de Verville, rhetoric, poetics, the history of ideas and Bakhtinian dialogism. He also regularly teaches courses on Québec literature and culture, especially on questions of identity in poetry and theater. His publications include a bibliography on Ambroise Paré and Renaissance medicine, articles on Le Moyen de parvenir and Erasmus' Praise of Folly, and on Rabelais' Tiers Livre.

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