Department of French

Modern & Medieval Languages

Department of French

Professor Philip Ford    

Professor Philip Ford

College:
Clare College

Positions:
 Professor of French and Neo-Latin literature
Department of French

Postal Address:
  Clare College
Trinity Lane
CAMBRIDGE   CB2 1TL

Email:
  pjf2@cam.ac.uk
Phone:
  (+44) (0)1223 333271
Fax:
  (+44) (0)1223 335062

Philip Ford specialises in French and neo-Latin literature, with special emphasis on the relationship between humanism and writing, and between vernacular and Latin texts, particularly poetic ones. Publications include George Buchanan, Prince of Poets, a book on Ronsard's Hymnes (1997), an annotated edition of Jean Dorat, Mythologicum, ou interprétation mythologique de l'Odyssée X-XII et de L'Hymne à Aphrodite (Geneva: Droz, 2000), and proceedings of ten conferences organised in Cambridge on the French Renaissance, of which the latest, La Librairie de Montaigne, edited with Neil Kenny, appeared in 2012. In 2007, he published a major study on the reception of Homer in the Renaissance: De Troie à Ithaque: Réception des épopées homériques à la Renaissance (Geneva: Droz, 2007), and his latest monograph, The Judgment of Palaemon: The Contest between Neo-Latin and Vernacular Poetry in Renaissance France, will appear with Brill in 2013. An Officier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques and Associate Fellow of the Royal Belgian Academy, he was elected to a Fellowship of the British Academy in 2009. He is currently President of the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés et Instituts pour l'Etude de la Renaissance, and a member of the executive committee of the Association of University Professors and Heads of French.

 

 

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