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Stephen C. Bold
Associate Professor of French

romance languages and literatures

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., M.A., New York University; B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Research Areas

Seventeenth century French literature, especially philosophical literature, theater, and literature and the arts; linguistics


Pascal Geometer: Discovery and Invention in  Seventeenth-Century France. Geneva:
Droz (“Travaux du Grand Siècle”), 1996.

Ed. "Solutions and Dissolutions of the Absolute in Seventeenth-Century French Thought and Politics: Studies on Pascal and Descartes." Romance Quarterly, 50.2 (Spring 2003).

Recent Articles and Book Chapters

“Ronsard, Sonnets pour Hélène 3.” The Explicator 69.2 (2011): 51-55.

Recent Papers and Presentations

“From the Gazette to the Mercure galant: Journalism and Literature in 17th-century France.” Western Society for French History annual conference, Portland, Oregon, November 2011.

Contact Information

Boston College
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Lyons Hall 303 B
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02467

Phone: 617-552-3833
FAX: 617-552-2064

Current Courses

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