Hall Bjørnstad: 'By example and by counsel': The Royal Art of Interpretation According to Louis XIV
Join us on Thursday, January 26th, in welcoming Hall Bjørnstad (Indiana University – Bloomington, French) and discussing his paper 'By example and by counsel': The Royal Art of Interpretation According to Louis XIV, a rereading of the understudied Mémoires of Louis XIV.
As customary, we will meet in Pigott Hall, Room 216 at 6pm for dinner, with discussion starting at 6:30pm. Contact Biliana Kassabova to RSVP and for a copy of the pre-circulated paper.
Hall Bjørnstad (Ph.D. in French Literature, University of Oslo, 2006) is Assistant Professor of French Literature at the Indiana University in Bloomington. His research interests are in 17th-century literature and culture, with emphasis on the relationship between literature, politics and philosophy. He is the author of Créature sans créateur: Pour une anthropologie baroque dans les “Pensées” de Pascal. Saint-Nicolas, Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval (collections de la République des Lettres), 2011, the editor of Borrowed Feathers: Plagiarism and the Limits of Imitation in Early Modern Europe. Oslo: Unipub, 2008. His translation into Norwegian of Blaise Pascal’s Pensées appeared in 2007.