Phillip John Usher received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, was Assistant Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Barnard College, Columbia University until 2014, and since September 2014 he is associate professor of French at New York University. He is the author of Errance et Cohérence. Essai sur la littérature transfrontalière à la Renaissance (Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2010) and of an annotated translation, with introduction, of Ronsard's Franciade (New York: AMS Press, 2011). His articles and reviews have appeared in journals such as L'Esprit Créateur, Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance, and Sixteenth Century Journal. He is currently at work on a book about the connections between epic literature and the sister arts in Renaissance France. http://nyu.academia.edu/PhillipJohnUsher
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