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Deborah N. Losse

Currently Professor Emerita of French at Arizona State University, USA, Deborah Losse served as Chair of the then Department of Languages and Literatures, now the School of International Letters and Cultures, President of the Academic Senate, Associate Dean of the Graduate College, and Dean of Humanities before her retirement in 2010. She is the author of numerous articles on Renaissance French Literature in Modern Language Notes, Romanic Review, Neophilologus, Medievalia et Humanistica, Bulletin de la Société des Amis de Montaigne, Montaigne Studies Allegorica, Symposium, and Poetics Today. Her previous books include Rhetoric at Play: Rabelais and Satirical Eulogy; Sampling the Book: Renaissance Prologues and the French Conteurs. She has contributed chapters to the following volumes: Approaches to Teaching the Heptaméron, ed. Colette H. Winn; Approaches to Teaching the Works of François Rabelais, ed. Todd W. Reeser and Floyd Gray; Renaissance Women Writers: French Texts/American Contexts, eds. Anne R. Larsen and Colette H. Winn; Narrative Worlds: Essays in the Early Nouvelle in 15th and 16th Century France, David LaGuardia and Gary Ferguson, and in La Satire dans tous ses états, ed. Bernd Renner.

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Montaigne and Brief Narrative Form
Shaping the Essay

Palgrave Macmillan
This is the first book-length study to trace the origin of the essay to the brief narrative tale. While the form of the conte gave shape to the essay, the...
Deborah N. Losse

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