Edwin Duval

Professor, French

Ph.D., Yale University, 1973
M. Phil., Yale University, 1971
B.A., Stanford University, 1968
Edwin Duval has taught at Yale since 1987. His research is devoted to lyric poetry and narrative prose of the long French Renaissance, extending from the late fifteenth to the early seventeenth century, focusing primarily on functional echoes of Greek, Latin, and Biblical literature in Renaissance poetry and prose, and on the way literary form generates meaning and reflects ideology in Renaissance works. His scholarship includes three books on Rabelais and many articles on sixteenth-century authors from marot and Marguerite de Navarre to Montaigne and d’Aubigne. He is currently writing a book about musical form, poetic form, and the evolution of lyric genres in the Renaissance, tentatively titled Les metamorphoses de Polymnie: Poesie, musique et la Renaissance des genres lyriques en France (1340-1600). His future research projects include a book on the Aeneid as a model, a reference, and an intertext in Renaissance literature.
He can be reached at edwin.duval@yale.edu