82-90 Wall, Room 316
Ph.D., Yale University, 1973
M.Phil., Yale University, 1971
B.A., Stanford University, 1968
Edwin Duval has taught at Yale since 1987. His research is devoted to lyric poetry and narrative prose of the long French Renaissance, extending from the late fifteenth to the early seventeenth century, focusing primarily on functional echoes of Greek, Latin, and Biblical literature in Renaissance poetry and prose, and on the way literary form generates meaning and reflects ideology in Renaissance works. His scholarship includes three books on Rabelais and many articles on sixteenth-century authors from Marot and Marguerite de Navarre to Montaigne and d’Aubigné. He is currently writing a book about musical form, poetic form, and the evolution of lyric genres in the Renaissance, tentatively titled Les métamorphoses de Polymnie: Poésie, musique et la Renaissance des genres lyriques en France (1340-1600). His future research projects include a book on the Aeneid as a model, a reference, and an intertext in Renaissance literature.
Selected Books and Recent Articles:
The Design of Rabelais’s Quart Livre de Pantagruel (Droz, 1998).
The Design of Rabelais’s Tiers Livre de Pantagruel (Droz, 1997).
The Design of Rabelais’s Pantagruel (Yale University Press, 1991).
“Rival Laureates and Multiple Monuments: Collaborative Self-Crowning in France,” in Laureations, a memorial volume of essays for Richard Helgerson (University of Delaware Press, forthcoming).
“Putting Religion in its Place,” in The Cambridge Companion to Rabelais (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
“Intertextuality: The Bible,” in Approaches to Teaching the Works of Rabelais (MLA, forthcoming).
“Wresting Petrarch’s Laurels: Scève, Du Bellay, and the Invention of the Canzoniere,” in Renaissance Transactions and Exchanges (Annals of Scholarship, 2005).
“L’Adolescence Clémentine et l’Œuvre de Clément Marot,” in Le simple, le multiple: la disposition du recueil à la Renaissance (Études françaises, 2002).
“‘Quasi comme une nouvelle poësie’: Poetic Genres and Lyric Forms, 1549-1552,” in Poetry and Music in the French Renaissance (Cambridge, 2001).
The French Renaissance; Lyric Poetry of the Renaissance; Religion and Literature in the Renaissance; Love in the Renaissance; Introduction to French Poetry; Poetry and Music in France; Heroes and Quests.
Rabelais; Montaigne et d’Aubigné; Poésie Lyrique à la Renaissance; L’École de Lyon et la Pléiade; 1532 et ses Suites; Voix de Femme / Voix d’Homme.