Olga Anna Duhl

Olga Anna Duhl is Oliver Edwin Williams Professor of Languages, founder and Co-Chair of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early-Modern Studies Program at Lafayette College, United States. An associate member of the Research Center, Textes et Cultures, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, she is the President of the International Association for Middle French Studies, the US correspondent of the scholarly journal, Le Moyen français Editorial Board, and a reviewer for Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme, Literature and Theology, and Studi francesi. She is the recipient of a Renaissance Society of America Grant (2003), a Bibliographical Society of America Folter Fellowship (2008), and a 250 Anniversary Rutgers Fellowship (2016). She has received numerous academic awards and honors, including the nomination as Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the Ministry of Education of the French Government. In 2017, she was invited as a Visiting Scholar at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris-3, France. Duhl’s research focuses on late-medieval and early Renaissance French literature, theater, rhetoric, translation, and textual criticism. Her main scholarly publications include a critical edition of La Nef des folles, a Middle French translation of Jodocus Badius Ascensius’s Stultiferae naves by Jehan Drouyn et al., Paris, Classiques Garnier, Textes de la Renaissance 190, 2013, a critical edition of the Sotise a huit personnaiges [le Nouveau Monde], Genève, Droz, Textes Littéraires Français 573, 2005, and several edited volumes. These include Quêtes spirituelles et actualités contemporaines dans le théâtre de Marguerite de Navarre, Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme, Special Issue, XXII, Fall 2002, Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies, Toronto, Canada, Le Théâtre français des années 1450-1550: état actuel des recherches, Dijon, Centre de recherches « Le Texte et l’Edition », Université de Bourgogne, 2002, and Amour, sexualité et médecine aux XVe et XVIe siècles, Editions Universitaires de Dijon, 2009. Her co-edited volume, Les Cinq sens entre Moyen Age et Renaissance: enjeux épistémologiques et esthétiques, Dijon (France), Editions Universitaires de Dijon was published in 2016. Duhl’s co-curated public exhibition, “‘A True Friend of the Cause: Lafayette and the Anti-Slavery Movement” was held at the Grolier Club, New York City (December 2016-February 2017), for which she also co-edited a catalogue. Duhl is currently preparing a monograph, Le « sujet » poétique et ses fonctions dans le théâtre des rhétoriqueurs (1450-1550) for the Recherches littéraires médiévales Series of Classiques Garnier, Paris, France.

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