Alexander Roose

Alexander Roose, former Director of Studies and fellow at Clare College (Cambridge), teaches French literature at Ghent University. He works on the French Early Modern period. He has written a book on Montaigne’s curiosity (Paris, Champion). Recent articles look at Barthélemy Aneau, Corneille on stoic virtue and heroism, Saint-Evremond and François de Rosset on “galanterie” and love, Descartes and Pascal on metaphors.
He’s currently writing a new book on Montaigne. This project aims to depict how ancient philosophy – Stoic, Skeptic and Epicurean – shaped Montaigne’s writing, influenced his essays, fashioned his way of life.

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