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Radboud University
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History of Reading, Book History, 18th century print culture, 16th century French print, Marginalia, Republic of Letters
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About Me

I am a research fellow at Radboud University, associated with the MEDIATE project ( working on the literary system of the 18th century. My current research focuses on reader interactions with French-language print produced before 1650, and the presence of Sammelbände (composite volumes) in Early Modern catalogues and collections.

I was awarded my Ph.D. in French Literature from McGill University in 2016, and thereafter was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at the Université Rennes 2, and an adjunct lecturer at Utrecht University.

My dissertation analysed an editorial conflict revealing differing interpretations of intellectual authority and criticism among peers in the waning Republic of Letters (“Une polémique au crépuscule de la République des Lettres : l’affrontement Marchand-Des Maizeaux sur l’édition critique d’œuvres de Bayle”).

My interest in early modern intellectual culture informs a longstanding interest in book history. A research associate of the Universal Short Title Catalogue, I have previously worked with the Inventaire des imprimés anciens au Québec in the Rare Books and Special Collections Department of McGill University Library.

I have received scholarships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2017-2019, 2008-2009), McGill University (2007-2011, 2013-2016), and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (2010-2013). I was also a fellow of Leiden University’s Scaliger Institute (2011).

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
France, Low Countries
Expertise by Geography
France, Netherlands, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century, 18th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Libraries & Archives, Literary History