Prof.dr. P.J. (Paul) Smith

Position:
  • Professor
Expertise:
  • French language and culture
  • Rabelais, Montaigne, animal fables, ‘réécriture’, reception of French literature in the Netherlands


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2177
E-Mail: p.j.smith@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Centre for the Arts in Society, Franse L&C
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
van Wijkplaats 2
2311 BX Leiden
Room number 1.06c


Research

Paul J. SMITH, PhD (1985) in French Literature, Leiden University, is Professor of French Literature at Leiden University. His research focuses on 16th-, 17th - and 20th-century French literature, its reception in the Netherlands, French and Dutch fable and emblem books, literary rhetoric and Renaissance zoology.

Key publications

  • Voyage et écriture. Etude sur le Quart Livre de Rabelais, Genève, Droz, 1987 (Etudes rabelaisiennes, 19).
  • met Tineke Kingma-Eijgendaal, Francis Ponge. Lectures et Méthodes, Amsterdam-New York, Rodopi, 2004.
  • Het schouwtoneel der dieren. Embleemfabels in de Nederlanden (1567-ca. 1670), Hilversum, Verloren, 2006 (Zeven Provinciënreeks, 24). 
  • Dispositio. Problematic Ordering in French Renaissance Literature, Leiden-Boston, Brill, 2007 (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, 157). 

Last Modified: 10-12-2015