I am a PhD student at the University of Grenoble Alpes, France, as well as a High school French Literature teacher. I completed a Master’s degree in French Medieval Literature at Paris-Sorbonne Nouvelle University in 2014. My dissertation, Les Arts de seconde rhétorique au XVe siècle : ‘estoilles de l’umain voyage obscur’. L’esquisse d’une voie pour la voix vernaculaire, was supervised by Pr. Michelle Szkilnik and pictures these treatises as a way to embody the uprising of the french vernacular versification, gaining finally its own dignity by freeing itself from the models of Antiquity.
My doctoral research extends the scope of the inquiry to the rising of the French-speaking literary heritage which is on the verge of its foundation in the first half of the XVIth century, as books were printed instead of being copied in manuscripts. It is entitled Écrivains des deux France (France-Pays-Bas bourguignons) à l’aube du livre imprimé (XVe-XVIe siècle) : Naissance du patrimoine littéraire français and supervised by Pr. Estelle Doudet. The French-speaking literary heritage actually includes authors from the Burgundian area and more specifically the works of the indicaires who embodied the duke’s power, in open defiance of the French Kingdom. I explore the reasons how and why they have been considered as a part of French Literature. Therefore, I try to unveil the networks that linked Burgundian and French writers, from the Grands Rhétoriqueurs to the Humanists.