Olivia Madin

Provisional Thesis Title: (Re)Constructing Rabelais: Paratext and Personas in the 1741 Edition of Rabelais’ Œuvres 

DPhil Supervisor: Dr Kate Tunstall

My thesis is centred upon the reception of Rabelais and his work in eighteenth-century France. My thesis explores the ways in which editions of Rabelais’ work. I consider how eighteenth-century editions of Rabelais’ work helped to shape the ways in which his work was read and reflect on how editorial choices can affect the way an author and their work are perceived. My research touches on questions surrounding canon formation, reception theory, the role of the editor, book history, book illustration, the Querelle des femmes and the Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes. 


2015 — 2016 Lecturer in French (Worcester College, Oxford)

Organisational roles 

2015 — 2016 Co-convenor, Oxford French Graduate Seminars, in conjunction with the IMLR 

2015 — 2016 Co-convenor, Early Modern French Seminar 

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