Brenton Kirk Hobart is currently Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the American University of Paris. He received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Romance Languages and Literatures (2012) and a Doctorat in Littérature française et comparée from the Université Paris IV-Sorbonne (2014). His thesis deals with representations of the plague in French Renaissance literature, taking into account descriptions and narratives from Antiquity and the Middle Ages in sixteenth-century translation, as well as writings by Clément Marot, Nostradamus, Pierre Boaistuau, Ambroise Paré, Michel de Montaigne and Agrippa d’Aubigné.
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