PhD, French & Francophone Studies, UCLA, 2008
~ Dissertation: “The Petrarchan Lyrical Imperative: An Anthropology of the Sonnet in Renaissance France, 1536–52”
(Dir. Jean-Claude Carron)
MA, French Studies, BYU, 2005
BA, French, BYU, 2004

Academic Interests

Poetry: French Lyric Tradition
~ Clément Marot & Gallic Regional Identity
~ Pontus de Tyard & Renaissance Neoplatonism
Valois France in the Italian Wars (esp. 16c Lyon & Lorraine)
Imitation Theory, Petrarchism, Rhetoric & Pléïade Poetics
French & Italian Cinema (30s, New Wave, Varda/Demy)

Key Publications

Translation/Critical Edition: Clément Marot’s Epistles (forthcoming; book under contract with ACMRS)

Select Articles/Book Chapters: “‘C’est mon stile qui change’: Clément Marot’s Lyrical Turn in Renée’s pays italique.” In Representing the Life and Legacy of Renée de France: from Fille de France to Dowager Duchess. Eds. Kelly Digby Peebles and Gabriella Scarlatta. Palgrave Macmillan, 2021 (in press).

Plus mon Loyre Gaulois: Imitation/Renovatio and Gallic Terroir in Joachim Du Bellay’s Les Regrets.” In Early Modern Visions of Space: France and Beyond. Eds. Dorothea Heitsch and Jeremie Korta. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2021 (in press).

Naïve douceur: Earthy Grist and Gallic Verve in the Marotic Rondeau.” In Itineraries in Renaissance French Literature. Eds. Jeff Persels, Kendall Tarte and George Hoffmann. Brill, 2017.

“Marot vs. Sagon: Heresy and the Gallic School, 1537.” In Representations of Heresy in French Art and Literature. Eds. Gabriella Scarlatta and Lidia Radi. Toronto (CRRS), 2017.

“Bucolic Influence: Marot’s Gallic Pastoral and Maurice Scève’s Arion.” Romanic Review 105.3­–4 (May–Nov 2014): 253–72.

“Latently Gallic: Locus amœnus and the prurient verse of the mature Pontus de Tyard.” French Forum 39.1 (Winter 2014): 1–18.

“Nerval, Ronsard and the Orphic Lyre: Modulating Romantic Irony in Les Chimères.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies 41.3–4 (2013): 220–36.