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Personal profile

Education

Ph.D. UC Irvine 2004

Research Interests

  • Early Modern French Literature and Culture
  • French and European Theater
  • Literature and Philosophy
  • The Literature and Culture of Belgium

Professional Information

In my research and teaching, I focus on 16th- and 17th-century French literature and culture with a special interest in aesthetics and politics/ethics. I am currently finishing a book manuscript entitledThinking through the Turk: Islam and the Ottoman Empire as Paradigms in Renaissance France, an exploration of French orientalist discourses of the sixteenth century (literature, political discourses, cosmographical writings, and travel narratives). Other research and teaching interests of mine include the rise of a national and European consciousness in early modern French texts; the experience of the first age of globalization in the sixteenth century and its representation in text and image; early modern notions of friendship and forms of social networks; humanism and humanist ideals of learning and education. I am also interested in contemporary Belgian literature and culture, with a focus on the processing of the country's colonial history and its aftermath. 

In connection with my research for Thinking through the Turk, I edited "The Turk of Early Modern France" (L'Esprit Créateur 53.4, 2013) and co-edited the collection The Dialectics of Orientalism in Early Modern Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Since 2012, I am also the co-editor of the series "Rethinking the Early Modern" (Northwestern University Press)

 

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France Arts & Humanities
Dialectics Arts & Humanities
Orientalism Arts & Humanities
Turks Arts & Humanities
Discourse Arts & Humanities
Orientalist Arts & Humanities
Joachim Du Bellay Arts & Humanities
Blood Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2005 2019

The Paradox of Civil War in Agrippa d'Aubigné's Tragiques

Keller, M., Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) Polemic and Literature Surrounding the French Wars of Religion. Kendrick, J. & Maynard, K. S. (eds.). Medieval Institute Publications, p. 118-129 12 p. (Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture; vol. 68).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

The Turk in the Symbolic Civil Wars of France: Ally and Combatant

Keller, M., 2019, (In preparation) Imagined, Embodied and Actual Turks in the Early Modern Era. Holm, B. & Rasmussen, M. B. (eds.). Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Scipion Dupleix: Liberté de la langue françoise dans sa pureté

Kibbee, D. A. (ed.) & Keller, M. (ed.), 2018, Classiques Garnier. 634 p. (Descriptions and Theories of the French Language; no. 3)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

France, Europe, and the Orient in the Essays: Montaigne’s Dialectics

Keller, M., 2017, The Dialectics of Orientalism in Early Modern Europe. Keller, M. & Irigoyen-García, J. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan UK, p. 121-136

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Dialectics
Orient
France
Organizing
Spatial Organization

Introduction: The Dialectics of Early Modern Orientalism

Keller, M. & Irigoyen-García, J., 2017, The Dialectics of Orientalism in Early Modern Europe. Keller, M. & Irigoyen-García, J. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan UK, p. 1-14

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Dialectics
Orientalism
Discourse
Thought
Rhetoric

Activities 2012 2019

  • 9 Invited talk
  • 8 Oral presentation

Big Ideas for a Postfactual Age: Language, Religion and the State

Marcus Keller (Invited speaker)
Apr 2017

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

The Global Renaissance from a French Perspective

Marcus Keller (Invited speaker)
Apr 2017

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Genre Reflections: The Mirror of Princes in Sixteenth-Century France

Marcus Keller (Speaker)
2015

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation