Marc Bizer


Marc  Bizer
Professor, Department of French and Italian, College of Liberal Arts

Phone: +1 512 471 7780
Email: mbizer@utexas.edu

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Bizer has authored a number of articles and three books: "Poetry in a Mirror: Imitation and Literary Self-Consciousness in the Latin poetry of the Pleiade" (Paris: Champion, 1995), a study of literary bilingualism (French-Latin) in 16th-century France; "Du Bellay's Roman Letters: The Regrets and the epistolary tradition" (Montreal: University of Montreal Press, 2001) shows how a French poet on diplomatic mission in 16th-century Rome used sonnets as letters to maintain relationships with men who shared his views on poetics and politics; and, his latest book "Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France" (New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011) examines how, in sixteenth-century France, when the French monarchy traced its origins back to ancient Troy, Homeric epic was destined to play a significant political role as classical scholars and readers of the classics transitioned from being monarchical advisers to stirring crowds as actors on the larger political stage.

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Rachel Griess (primary)
512-471-2689
email

David Ochsner (primary)
512-475-9712
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