Astrid Van Assche

Astrid Van Assche is currently working as a PhD-student at the Department of  Literary Studies. She studied French and Dutch Linguistics and Literature at Ghent University. Her project focuses on the gallant letter as an expression of the précieux salon society in the first half of the seventeenth century in France. She aims to redefine the ideological, cultural and above all literary impact of early préciosité by providing an anthology and a theoretical framework of gallant letters, the movement’s concrete manifestations in writing.