Academic Staff

CooperPositions

Tutorial Fellow in French
Professor of French

Qualifications

M.A., D. Phil

Academic Background

Lecturer in French, Lancaster University (1971-77); Fellow of Brasenose and Tutor in French 1977- ; Junior Proctor (1982-83); Visiting Professor Paris-IV (1986, 1991); Visiting Professor, University of Rome-I (1988); Professor of French 1998; Kennedy Professor, Smith College, Massachusetts (2004); Faber Lecturer, Princeton (2005).

Undergraduate teaching

Sixteenth - Eighteenth Century French Literature.

Research Interests

Renaissance French and Italian litereature, especially Rabelais, Du Bellay, Marguerite de Navarre, Marot, Ronsard, Montaigne, fiction; Franco-Italian relations; antiquities in the
Renaissance; Court festivals and triumphal entries; Renaissance Occult
sciences; History of the Book; Eighteenth-century views of the Renaissance.

Publications include

Litteræ in tempore belli: Etudes sur les relations littéraires italo-françaises pendant les guerres d'Italie, Geneva: Librairie Droz, 1997, 414 pp.
Maurice Scève, The Entry of Henri II into Lyon, September 1548, text with an introduction and notes, Tempe Arizona: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1997, 327 pp.
Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel, trans. Sir Thomas Urquhart, Wordsworth Classics, 1999.
Jean Du Bellay, Poemata, with G. Demerson, Paris: Société des Textes Français Modernes, 2007, 353pp
Marguerite de Navarre, Chrétiens et mondains, poèmes épars, vol. 8 of Œuvres complètes de Marguerite de Navarre, Paris: Librairie H. Champion, 2007, 736pp.

Email

richard.cooper@bnc.ox.ac.uk  

Link

www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/