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Marc Fumaroli

Marc Fumaroli
Born (1932-06-10) 10 June 1932
Marseille, France
Nationality French
Occupation Historian
Known for Member of the Académie française

Marc Fumaroli (born June 10, 1932 in Marseille), is a French historian and essayist. Fumaroli was elected to the Académie française March 2, 1995 and became its Director. He is also a member of the Académie des Inscriptions, the sister academy devoted to high erudition. Following his appointment to a chair in Seventeenth Century Studies at the University of Paris-IV, La Sorbonne (1980), he was elected to a Chair in Rhetoric and Society in Europe (16th and 17th century) at the Collège de France. He held it from 1986 to 2002, until mandatory retirement, and is now an emeritus professor. He is acknowledged for the revival of Rhetoric as field of study of European culture, in a sharp move away from both structuralism and post-modernism. His pioneering work remains L'Age De l'Eloquence (1980). This massive work redrew the map of rhetorical scholarship across Europe. Fumaroli was also a member of the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought. He is a recipient of the prestigious Balzan Prize, the "Nobel" of the humanities (in 2001). He is a foreign member of the British Academy and of the American Philosophical Society.

Bibliography

  • 1980 L’Âge de l’éloquence : rhétorique et « res literaria » de la Renaissance au seuil de l’époque classique (Droz)
  • 1985 Présentation et commentaire de La Fontaine, Fables, Lettres françaises (Imprimerie nationale)
  • 1989 Catalogue de l’exposition. L’inspiration du poète de Poussin. Essai sur l’allégorie du Parnasse (Musée du Louvre)
  • 1990 Héros et orateurs, Rhétorique et dramaturgie cornéliennes (Droz)
  • 1990 « La période 1600-1630 », in Précis de littérature française du XVIIe siècle, edited by Jean Mesnard (PUF)
  • 1991 L’État culturel, essai sur une religion moderne (Le Fallois)
  • 1994 L’École du silence (Flammarion)
  • 1994 Trois institutions littéraires (Gallimard)
  • 1994 La Diplomatie de l’esprit, de Montaigne à La Fontaine (Hermann)
  • 1996 Le Loisir lettré à l’âge classique (Droz) (edited by Marc Fumaroli, Emmanuel Bury and Philippe-Joseph Salazar)
  • 1997 Le Poète et le Roi. Jean de La Fontaine en son siècle (Le Fallois)
  • 1998 L'Art de la conversation, edited by Marc Fumaroli, Anthologie de Jacqueline Hellegouarc'h (Garnier)
  • 1999 Histoire de la rhétorique dans l'Europe moderne (edited and prefaced by Marc Fumaroli) (PUF)
  • 1999 Chateaubriand et les Arts, « Ut Pictura Poesis : Chateaubriand et les Arts », recueil d'études, publié avec le soutien de la Fondation Singer-Polignac (Le Fallois)
  • 2000 L'Esprit de la société, Cercle et « salons » parisiens au XVIIIe siècle, edited by Marc Fumaroli, Anthologie de Jacqueline Hellegouarc'h (Garnier)
  • 2000 La Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes, précédé d'un essai "Les Abeilles et les Araignées" (Gallimard)
  • 2001 L'Art de persuader, de Pascal, précédé par L'Art de conférer, de Montaigne (preface by Marc Fumaroli) (Rivages)
  • 2001 Quand l'Europe parlait français (Le Fallois)
  • 2001 La Diplomatie de l'esprit (Gallimard)
  • 2001 Poussin, Sainte Françoise Romaine
  • 2002 Richelieu : l'Art et le pouvoir, edited by Hilliard Todd Goldfarb (Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal)
  • 2004 Chateaubriand. Poésie et Terreur (Le Fallois)
  • 2006 Exercices de lecture de Rabelais à Paul Valéry (Gallimard)
  • 2009 Paris-New York et retour : Voyage dans les arts et les images (Fayard)
  • 2015 La République des Lettres (Gallimard)

In English

  • 2011 When the World Spoke French (Quand l'Europe parlait français) (New York: New York Review of Books)

External links

  • (French) L'Académie française
  • (French) Radio interview by Maxence Caron with Marc Fumaroli of the Académie française
  • Marc Fumaroli International Balzan Prize Foundation
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