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Dr Emma Gilby

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Position(s): 
University Senior Lecturer
Department/Section: 
French
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1223 760801
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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages
Raised Faculty Building
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

About: 

Emma Gilby works on French thought and literature of the early modern period (especially the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries). Her publications include Sublime Worlds: Early Modern French Literature (MHRA [Legenda]), 2006), an edition of Longinus, De la sublimité du discours (L'Act-Mem, 2007) and Space: New Dimensions in French Studies (Peter Lang, 2005), which was co-edited with Katja Haustein. Recent articles look at Descartes on chance, seventeenth-century dramatic theory, versions of the Oedipus myth, and Tallemant des Réaux. She has been a CRASSH Early Career Fellow, and the recipient of a Philip Leverhulme Prize. She is currently writing a book called Descartes's Fictions.