Renée-Claude Breitenstein

SCLA Faculty

Renée-Claude Breitenstein

Renée-Claude Breitenstein holds a Ph.D in early modern French literature. She teaches Medieval and 16th century literature in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Her research interests include rhetoric, argumentation theory, book history, and reception and gender studies. She currently focuses on collections in praise of women as part of a SSHRC funded project on the influence of print culture on texts dedicated to, about, or written by women in the French Renaissance. She recently published several articles on related topics (see link below), and edited a special issue of Études françaises (47: 3, 2011) entitled "Publics et publications dans les éloges collectifs de femmes à la fin du Moyen Age et sous l'Ancien Régime".

Research interests:

French literature of the Renaissance;

Rhetoric (praise and blame in particular) and argumentation;

Construction of publics;

Book history, print culture, iconography;

Representation of women

Departmental Events

Student Poster exhibit
February 6, 2016 - 9:00am - 7:00pm
Screening of Venezuelan film Pelo Malo (Bad Hair)
February 10, 2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Festiv'ébène 2016 Francophone festival (Black history month)
February 8, 2016 - 9:00am - February 27, 2016 - 10:00pm