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Marc Bizer


ProfessorPhD, Princeton University

Professor, French Studies
Marc Bizer

Contact

  • Phone: 512-471-7780
  • Office: HRH 3.112B
  • Office Hours: Tu Th 11-12 and by appt.
  • Campus Mail Code: B7600

Interests


Nascent French identities: national, social, religious, authorial, gendered; gastronomy; tragedy and the tragic

Biography


Marc Bizer, originally from Amherst, Massachusetts, has taught at UT since 1992. He holds an A.B. in Comparative Literature from Brown University, a Maîtrise ès lettres modernes from the Université de Paris-Sorbonne, and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Princeton University. He is the author of three books, as well as of numerous articles: Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France (Oxford University Press, 2011), Les Lettres Romaines de Du Bellay: Les Regrets et la Tradition Epistolaire (University of Montreal Press, 2001), and La Poésie au Miroir: Imitation et Conscience de soi dans la Poésie Latine de la Pléiade (Champion, 1995). He is the recipient of sabbatical fellowships from the Fulbright Scholar Program, the American Philosophical Society, and the Loeb Classical Library Foundation. He won a silver award for innovative instructional technology for his Reading Between the Lines web site (2008).

 

Courses


FR 326L • Intro Fr Lit II: Fr Rev-Pres

36770 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.118

FR 326L: Introduction to French Literature II

 

Course Description


This course will be taught in French and carries the Global Cultures flag

In this course we will study French and Francophone literature from 1750 to the present. Through our readings we will examine the aesthetics, thematics, and politics of literary movements from the Enlightenment to Romanticism, Realism, Modernism, Existentialism, Negritude and Post-Colonialism. The reading list includes novels, short stories, essays, poetry, and film.

Readings (subject to modification)

Rousseau, Rêveries du promeneur solitaire

Duras, Ourika

Balzac, Sarrasine

Flaubert, "Un cœur simple"

Proust, Combray (excerpts)

Sartre, Huis Clos

Camus, L’Exil et le royaume

Duras, Hiroshima Mon Amour

Pineau, Un papillon dans la cité

Selected poetry

Course Requirements

Each student will be required to come to every meeting fully prepared to discuss the assigned readings. Class participation will account for 15% of the final grade. Quizzes and other in-class exercises count for 10%. There will be two papers, one of which will be an explication de texte, amounting to 30% of the grade. There will also be three exams, totaling 45% of the grade.

Grading Policy

Class participation:      10%

Group presentations    10%

Quizzes:                      5%

Two 5-page papers:     30% (15% & 15%)

Exams:                         45% (20% & 25%)

FR 358 • French Literature & Gastronomy

36780 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM BEN 1.108

FR358

Literature and Gastronomy

This course is designed as an introduction to the history of gastronomy in France, from the Middle Ages through the 20th century, as seen through the lens of literary and culinary texts. In so doing we will pay close attention to how culinary discourses reflect not only social norms and identities, but also ideologies of subjugation and manipulation involving gender, class, and ethnicity. Last but not least, everyone will be required to prepare French recipes from different periods and cook!

Note: this course will be taught in French

Readings (subject to modification):

Le Mesnagier de Paris (Livre de poche)

Brillat-Savarin, Physiologie du goût (Champs classiques)

Course packet: texts by François Rabelais, Madame de Sévigné, Grimod de la Reynière, Zola, Proust, Roland Barthes, et Pierre Androuet

 

Films (for example):

Vatel

Le Festin de Babette

 

Grading:

Participation                            20%

Commentaries on reading        20%

Group Meal preparation          25%

Midterm                                  15%

Second exam                           20%    

FR S380C • Fr For Grad Stds/Other Depts

82295 • Summer 2017
Meets MTWTHF 1:00PM-2:30PM BEN 1.106

Course Description:

French for Graduate Students in Other Departments has as its fundamental goal to help graduate students meet the foreign language requirements of their individual departments. Yet in terms of specific course outcomes, French for Graduate Students in Other Departments is designed to instruct students to read French at an advanced level. By “read” is meant being able to comprehend successfully and translate accurately academic texts that are typical in the student's field of study.

There are no prerequisites for this course, but it goes without saying that some prior knowledge of French or the experience and study of foreign languages will facilitate the learning process.

Required texts: Sandberg and Tatham, French for Reading

Class Work:

Class work consists of preparing the assigned grammar/reading/translations. There will be frequent quizzes. Mastery of the material will also be verified by two exams consisting of grammatical and reading comprehension questions and translations: a midterm and an exam given on the last day of class. Dictionaries are permitted on the exams (but not the quizzes). Finally, so that students will have a chance to work on French-language material in their own area of interest or specialty, all students must complete a translation project (see below) that will be due on the second to last day of class. 

Grading:

The final grade, calculated on a credit/no credit basis, will be broken down as follows:

Attendance/Participation:         10%
Quizzes                                   10%
2 exams (20% & 30%)            50%
Translation Project                  30%

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18c

36750 • Spring 2017
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM HRH 2.112

Spring 2017

FR 326K : Introduction to French Literature I

 

Course Description

Note: This course will be taught in French and carries a Global Cultures flag

This course is designed not only to familiarize you with the important texts, literary traditions, and genres of French literature from its beginnings to the 18th century, but teach you the techniques of close literary analysis through historical and cultural contextualization, in particular the practice of the explication de texte. Much learning in the course will take place through group work.

Readings

Littérature française: Textes et contextes, Tome I, R.-J. Berg

Racine, Phèdre

Course packet

 

Grading Policy

Class Participation                               15%

Quizzes                                              10%

Discussions/exercises on Canvas          10%

Two 4-5 page papers   (2 x 15%)         30%

Exams  (10%, 10%, 15%)                   35%

FR 390K • Self-/Portraiture Medvl-17c

36795 • Spring 2017
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM HRH 2.106C

FR 390K

Portrait and Self-Portraiture:

Representing the Self and Other in Medieval and Early Modern France

                       

Course Description:

While there is evidence that portraiture existed as early as the Neolithic period, it remains extremely relevant today given its importance on social media, especially as self-portrait. We will move back and forth between visual and written portraiture (with an emphasis on written portraiture), examining to what extent one sheds light on the other, as we study the uses and evolution of portraiture from the early Middle Ages to the end of the 17th century. We will endeavor to to grasp key features of the emerging genres of the written portrait and self-portrait (and biography, autobiography, and mémoire) over this crucial time period, according to three historically significant portrait subjects: Kings, Women and Self. The goal will be to discern these key features and use them to deconstruct portraits across these three subjects, to analyze convincingly how portraits negotiate the problems of representing identity (both that of the portraitist and the subject) according to their engagement with social, psychological, and artistic practices and expectations.

 

Readings:

Shearer West, Portraiture

Joinville, La Vie de Louis XI

Pierre Abélard, The Calamities of Peter Abelard

Petrarch, Canzoniere (selected poems) and The Ascent of Mount Ventoux

Philippe de Commynes, Mémoires (excerpts)

Christine de Pizan, Cité des Dames

Blasons Anatomiques du corps féminin (in Labé, Œuvres poétiques)

Ronsard, Amours (selected sonnets)

Louise Labé, Œuvres poétiques

Michel de Montaigne, Essais (selected)

Marie de Gournay, Apologie de la femme écrivant

Madeleine de Scudéry, Clélie and Artamène ou le Grand Cyrus

Molière, Le Misanthrope

 

Grading:

Participation                            20%

Presentations (2)                     20%

Brief paper (5-7pp.)                20%                            

Final Paper                              40%

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18c

36600 • Fall 2016
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.118

Fall 2016

FR 326K : Introduction to French Literature I

 

Course Description

This course will be taught in French and carries a Global Cultures flag

This course is designed not only to familiarize you with the important texts, literary traditions, and genres of French literature from its beginnings to the 18th century, but teach you the techniques of close literary analysis through historical and cultural contextualization, in particular the practice of the explication de texte. Much learning in the course will take place through group work.

Readings

Littérature française: Textes et contextes, Tome I, R.-J. Berg

Racine, Phèdre

Course packet

 

Grading Policy

Class Participation                               15%

Quizzes                                              10%

Discussions/exercises on Canvas          10%

Two 4-5 page papers   (2 x 15%)         30%

Exams  (10%, 10%, 15%)                   35%

T C 302 • Hunger

42785 • Fall 2016
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM CRD 007B

Description:

Eating is recognized as an integral, and sometimes problematic, part of national and individual identity. This seminar will focus on the relationship between eating, hunger, and identity by looking at modern journalistic as well as literary and filmic accounts of eating, fasting, and starving. The course will be divided into three sections: politics, poetics, and culture. In the politics section of the course, we will study the physiological, political, and ethical dimensions of hunger: first how hunger affects the body, and then how starvation can be a result of marginalization, exploitation, and victimization. In the poetics part, we will read works where eating, hunger and fasting are acts of self-definition and revolt. The last portion of the course, devoted to cultural questions, will use filmic representations of eating and hunger to generate discussion about the ways in which they are conditioned by cultural and national identities. This discussion will be enriched by students’ hands-on experience of the politics and economics of hunger by a volunteer experience at the Capitol Area Food Bank, a local soup kitchen, sustainable farm, etc.

  

Texts/Readings (subject to change):

Sharman Russell, Hunger: An Unnatural History

Packet of readings pertaining to "Politics" section of course

Knut Hamsun, Hunger

Franz Kafka, “A Hunger Artist” and “The Metamorphosis”

Amélie Nothomb, The Life of Hunger

 

Assignments:

Participation:  40%

First Paper:     15%

Second Paper: 20%

Journal:           25%

 

About the Professor:

Marc Bizer, originally from Amherst, Massachusetts, has taught at UT since 1992. He holds an A.B. in Comparative Literature from Brown University, a Master’s in French Literature from the Sorbonne, and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Princeton University. He is the author of three books, as well as of numerous articles: Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France (Oxford University Press, 2011), Les Lettres Romaines de Du Bellay: Les Regrets et la Tradition Epistolaire (University of Montreal Press, 2001), and La Poésie au Miroir: Imitation et Conscience de soi dans la Poésie Latine de la Pléiade (Champion, 1995). He is the recipient of sabbatical fellowships from the Fulbright Scholar Program, the American Philosophical Society, and the Loeb Classical Library Foundation. He won a silver award for innovative instructional technology for his Reading Between the Lines web site (2008). He has 6-year-old boy/girl twins who are frequently hungry.

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18c

35925 • Spring 2016
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.210

FR 326K : Introduction to French Literature I

 

Course Description

This course will be taught in French and carries the Global Cultures flag

This course is designed not only to familiarize you with the important texts, literary traditions, and genres of French literature from its beginnings to the 18th century, but teach you the techniques of close literary analysis through historical and cultural contextualization, in particular the practice of the explication de texte. Much learning in the course will take place through group work.

 

Readings

Littérature française: Textes et contextes, Tome I, R.-J. Berg

Racine, Phèdre

Course packet

 

Grading Policy

Class Participation                               15%

Quizzes                                               10%

Discussions/exercises on Canvas        10%

Two 4-5 page papers   (2 x 15%)        30%

Exams  (10%, 10%, 15%)                   35%

FR 391K • Deconstructing Tragedy

35985 • Spring 2016
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM HRH 2.106C

FR 391K / CL 382 : Deconstructing tragedy

 

In this seminar we will attempt to grasp key features of “tragedy” and the tragic in the West by reading not only plays, but epics, romances, novellas, and histoires tragiques across Greek, Latin, Italian, French, and English literature from earlier periods in order to gain a sense of the original possibilities of the genre. In this seminar we will examine how tragedies represent various types of conflict involving gender, the resistance to authority, free will vs. determinism, clemency and revenge, and how these representations mediate history. The goal will be to see whether and in what form tragedy is possible in the modern era.

This course will be taught in English and all readings will be made available in English.

 

Readings (subject to change):

Aristotle, Poetics

Sophocles, Antigone

Euripides, Medea

Virgil, Aeneid (Book 4)

Boccaccio, Decameron (selections from Day 4)

La Châtelaine de Vergi

Jean de Coras, Arrest Memorable & Natalie Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre

Théodore de Bèze, Abraham Sacrifiant

Robert Garnier, La Troade

Corneille, Le Cid, Cinna

Racine, Britannicus, Phèdre

Shakespeare, Hamlet

Kierkegaard, “Ancient Tragedy’s Reflection in the Modern”

 

Grading:

Participation:                                       20%

Presentation and short paper               30%

Final Paper                                          50%

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18c

35795 • Fall 2015
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM BEN 1.108

coming

FR 358 • French Literature & Gastronomy

35815 • Fall 2015
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM MEZ 2.122

Eating is commonly recognized as an integral (and problematic) part of national and individual identity. This course will focus on the evolving relationship between eating and identity by looking at cultural, literary, and filmic manifestations accounts of eating (including cannibalism), and gastronomy from the medieval period to the present, in literature, cultural criticism, and film. Our understanding of this relationship will be enlightened and enlivened by various historical, psychoanalytic, and philosophical readings.  

Readings:

Medieval

Lai d’Ignauré

Roman du chatelaine de Couci et de la dame de Fayel

La Châtelaine de Vergi

Renaissance

Rabelais, Œuvres (extraits)

Montaigne, “Des cannibales”

17e siècle

La Fontaine, Fables

Madame de Sévigné: Lettre sur la mort de Vatel

18e siècle

L’Encyclopédie (extraits photocopiés)

Brillat-Savarin, Physiologie du gout

Grimod de la Reynière

19e siècle

Baudelaire, Les paradis artificiels

Gautier, divers poems sur le haschisch et l’opium

Balzac, “Traité des excitants modernes”

Zola, Le Ventre de Paris et Germinal

Charles Monselet, critique gastronomique

20e siècle

poems de Valéry, Ponge

Proust, extraits de A la recherché du temps perdu

Roland Barthes, Mythologies et L’Empire des signes (extraits)

 

films:

Le Festin de Babette

Vatel

Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie

La Grande Bouffe

 

Grading:

Participation                           20%

Commentaires de lecture         10%

Presentation                            10%

Short paper                             25%

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18c

36035 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 1.210

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FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18c

36965 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 2.124

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EUS 347 • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18c

36770 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM MEZ 2.122
(also listed as FR 326K)

Please check back for updates.

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18c

37120 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 2.122

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FR 180P • Intro To Studies In Lit & Cul

37185 • Fall 2013
Meets W 5:00PM-6:00PM HRH 2.112
(also listed as ITL 180P)

Required of all first-year graduate students in the Department of French and Italian.  

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18c

36840 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM HRH 2.112

coming

FR 326L • Intro Fr Lit II: Fr Rev-Pres

36850 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM HRH 2.112

FLAGS:   GC

FR 180P • Intro To Studies In Lit & Cul

36840 • Fall 2012
Meets W 5:00PM-6:00PM HRH 2.112
(also listed as ITL 180P)

Required of all first-year graduate students in the Department of French and Italian.  

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18c

36695 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 1.208

coming

FR 326L • Intro Fr Lit II: Fr Rev-Pres

36705 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM MEZ 1.208

FLAGS:   GC

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18c

36625 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM GAR 1.122

coming

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18c

36890 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BEN 1.106

coming

FR 326L • Intro Fr Lit II: Fr Rev-Pres

36895 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM GAR 1.126

FLAGS:   GC

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18c

36650 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 1.206

coming

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18c

36965 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BEN 1.106

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FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18c

37200 • Fall 2008
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM BEN 1.106

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C L 385 • Theories Of Literary Criticism

32725 • Spring 2007
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM PAR 8A

Course Description

This course will aim to provide a reasonably representative introduction to literary theory from Socratic texts through Augustine’s important contributions into the late nineteenth century.  Throughout the course we shall have a double emphasis:  grappling with the original historical goals of these works and detecting the way in which the problems they address continue to define the terms of modern theoretical debates so as to remain pressing today.  Particular attention will be paid both to the Platonic attack upon poetry and rhetoric, particularly in the course of his remarks about tragedy, and to Aristotle’s complex and multiple responses.  The Roman revisers of the Greek inheritance will be viewed as a first reception, to be followed by several examples drawn from the Renaissance and from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  The later texts will draw out implications from the classical material of India, Japan, Greece and the Hebrew tradition in ways which inflect the material for particular aesthetic and ideological purposes.  We shall be especially interested in the flurry of theoretical activity throughout the nineteenth century as the aesthetic and philosophical apparatus attempts to cope with the very real implications of the century: industrialism, empire, the decline of metaphysics, etc.  A final gesture will be made towards the implications of this historical trajectory for the twentieth century.

 

Readings

Required Texts:

Hazard Adams, Critical Theory Since Plato (HBJ, 1992)

Reader, available from Speedway, Dobie Mall, 2nd Level (469-5653)

 

All texts will be available in the original languages as well as in suitable English translations.  Students are encouraged to read texts in the original where possible. Selections will be drawn primarily from Hazard Adams, Critical Theory Since Plato with additional texts such as selections from the Natyasastra; Midrash, Tacitus, Dialogus, Giraldi Cinthio, Internal Discourse; Du Bellay, Defense and Illustration; Diderot, Rameau’s Nephew; Schiller, Naïve and Sentimental Poetry; Kleist, “On the Marionette Theater;” Shleiermacher, “1819 Lectures on Hermeneutics;” Derrida, Dissemination; Baudrillard, Simlulations.

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18 C

37075 • Fall 2006
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BEN 1.106

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FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18 C

37080 • Fall 2006
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM BEN 1.106

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FR 320E • Adv French I: Written Emphasis

34883 • Fall 2005
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BEN 1.106

Description of FR320E

 

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18 C

33850 • Spring 2005
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 1.122

coming

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18 C

34620 • Fall 2004
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM BEN 1.106

coming

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18 C

33195 • Fall 2003
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM PHR 2.114

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FR 358 • Travel In French Literature-W

32335 • Spring 2002
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM CAL 419

Topics in literature or culture, with a focus on study in depth or on synthesis.

FR 506 • First-Year French I

32820 • Fall 2001
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM BAT 105

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 506 • First-Year French I

32830 • Fall 2001
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM BAT 105

test 2 from add/edi course first screen

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18 C

32805 • Fall 2000
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM WEL 3.260

coming

FR 322E • Adv French II: Oral Emphasis

32205 • Spring 2000
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BAT 302

Description of FR322E

 

FR 322E • Advanced French II

Prerequisites

FR 320E with a grade of at least a C

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)

Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%


Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO

Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 326K • Intro Fr Lit I: Mid Ages-18 C

32230 • Spring 2000
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM BEN 204

coming

External Grants


Fellowships

 

  • 2007-8  Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship (year); Renaissance Society of America Senior Scholar Research Grant for research in Paris (one month).
  • 2002-3  Sabbatical Fellowship, American Philosophical Society.
  • 2001 Marandon Fellowship, Society of American Professors of French, 6 mos.
  • 1996-97 Fulbright-Hays senior research fellowship (Paris, France), 6 mos.

 

Publications


Bizer, M. (2016). “Poetry and Modernity,” The Cambridge Companion to French Literature, ed. John Lyons. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 34-41.

Bizer, M. (2011)Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 272pp. Oxford Scholarship Online. Oxford University Press. January 2012.

http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/ClassicalStudies/?view=usa&ci=9780199731565

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.001.0001

Bizer, M. (2010). "From Lyric to Epic and Back: Joachim Du Bellay's Epic Regrets." Modern Language Quarterly 71.2. 107-127.

Bizer, M. (2008). “Homer, La Boétie, Montaigne, and the Question of Sovereignty.” In Zahi Zalloua and Reinier Leushuis (Eds.), “Esprit généreux, esprit pantagruélicque”: Essays by His Students In Honor of François Rigolot. Geneva: Droz, 259-277.

Bizer, M. (2006). “Men are from Mars: Jean de Sponde’s Homeric Heroes and Vision of Just French Leaders.” In Philip Ford and Paul White (Eds.), Masculinities in Sixteenth-Century France. Cambridge: Cambridge French Colloquia, 167-179.

Bizer, M. (2006). “Garnier’s La Troade between Homeric Fiction and French History: the Question of Moral Authority.” Romance Notes 46.3 (2006). 331-39.

Bizer, M. (2004, September). What’s in a Name? Biography vs. Wordplay in Du Bellay’s Regrets. Early Modern France, 9, 99-109.

Bizer, M. (2002). ‘Qui a païs n'a que faire de patrie’: Joachim Du Bellay’s Resistance to a French Identity. Romanic Review 91.4, 375-395.

Bizer, M. (2002). A Source of Du Bellay’s Most Famous Sonnet: ‘Heureux qui comme Ulysse’. Romance Notes, 42.3, 371-375.

Bizer, M. (2001). Les Lettres Romaines de Du Bellay: Les Regrets et la Tradition Epistolaire. Montreal: University of Montreal Press. 302pp.

Bizer, M. (1999). “Letters from Home: The Epistolary Aspects of Joachim Du Bellay’s Regrets.” Renaissance Quarterly 52.1, 140-79.

Bizer, M. (1996). “The Reflection of the Other in One’s Own Mirror: The Idea of the Portrait in Renaissance imitatio.”Romance Notes 36.2, 191-9.

Bizer, M. (1995). “Ronsard the poet, Belleau the Translator: The Difficulties of Writing in the Laureate’s Shadow”. In K. Lloyd-Jones & J. Beer (Eds.), Humanist Translators and their Craft. Kalamazoo: Western Michigan University, 175-226.

Bizer, M. (1995). La Poésie au Miroir: Imitation et Conscience de Soi dans la Poésie Latine de la Pléiade. Paris: Honoré Champion. 227pp.

Bizer, M. (1995). “Salammbô, Polybe et la rhétorique de la violence.” Revue d’Histoire Littéraire de la France 6, 974-88.

Bizer, M. (1994). “The Genealogy of Poetry According to Ronsard and Julius Cesar Scaliger.” Humanistica Lovaniensia 43, 304-318.

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