A Companion to Marguerite de Navarre


Eleven scholars offer new appreciations of Marguerite de Navarre?s rich and varied ?uvre: her mystical poetry, plays, and short-story collection, and her efforts to promote a living faith and a renewal of the Church based on Evangelical principles.
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Eleven scholars offer new appreciations of Marguerite de Navarre’s rich and varied œuvre: her mystical poetry, plays, and short-story collection, and her efforts to promote a living faith and a renewal of the Church based on Evangelical principles.
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Gary Ferguson is the Elias Ahuja Professor of French at the University of Delaware. He has published widely on 16th-century literature and culture, notably Marguerite de Navarre, devotional poetry, women's writing, and the history of religion and sexuality.

Mary McKinley is the Douglas Huntly Gordon Professor of French, University of Virginia. She writes on Montaigne and Marguerite de Navarre and has edited and translated Marie Dentière’s Epistle to Marguerite de Navarre and Preface to a Sermon by John Calvin.

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Notes on Contributors

Introduction Gary Ferguson and Mary B. McKinley

Marguerite de Navarre and Evangelical Reform Jonathan A. Reid

Marguerite de Navarre: the Reasons for Remaining Catholic Jean-Marie Le Gall

Neo-Platonic Themes of Ascent in Marguerite de Navarre Philip Ford

Opening and Closing Reflections: the Miroir de l’âme pécheresse and the Miroir de Jésus-Christ crucifié
Isabelle Garnier with Isabelle Pantin

Speaking with the Dead: Spirituality, Mourning, and Memory in the Dialogue en forme de vision nocturne and La Navire Reinier Leushuis

Les Prisons’ Poetics of Conversion Cynthia Skenazi

Chansons Spirituelles--Songs for a “Delightful” Transformation Jan Miernowski

Staging the Spiritual: The Biblical and Non-Biblical Plays Olivier Millet

The Heptaméron: Word, Spirit, World Gary Ferguson and Mary B. McKinley



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