Delphine Calle

Delphine Calle completed a doctorate in literary studies in 2018 at Ghent University. She works on early modern French thought and literature. Her thesis, entitled Amour et applaudissements. La passion amoureuse, ses pièges et son succès dans les tragédies de Racine, investigated how seventeenth-century French love conceptions illuminate the theatre of Jean Racine.
She is currently working as a visiting scholar at Rutgers University with a postdocoral fellowship by the Belgian American Educational Foundation. Her new research project examines friendship in seventeenth-century France. More precisely, she studies and compares non-fictional and fictional texts on friendship to examine if and how true friendship can bridge the gap of gender, moral conviction, sociopolitical rank or personality.

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