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Robert M Kilpatrick, Senior Lecturing Fellow, French; Coordinator FR 1/2

Robert M Kilpatrick

Please note: Robert has left the "Romance Studies" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  05 Language Center
Office Phone:  919-660-3154
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  https://fds.duke.edu/db/aas/Romance/visiting/rkilpatr

Office Hours:

Tuesday: 10:00am - 11:00am, Thursday: 10:00am - 11:00am, and by appointment
Education:

PhD in French Literature (expected)Indiana University2009
MA in French LiteratureIndiana University2002
BA in HistoryTruman State University1999
BA in FrenchTruman State University1999
Specialties:

French
Research Interests: early modern French literature, humanism and its legacy, rhetoric, proverbs, proficiency oriented language learning

Current projects: I am currently completing my dissertation, Le Soulier de Theramenez: "Theory and Practice of the Adage in Erasmus and Montaigne"

Literature and Cultural Studies
16th and 17th century French literature, humanism and its legacy, rhetoric, history of the book, early modern theories of citation and imitation, influence of Neo-Latin authors on French writers, use of proverbs and other short forms in literature, the fragmentation of texts, early modern reading practices, intersection of learned and popular culture

Pedagogy
Oral proficiency assessment, applications of instructional technology (blogs and wikis, interactive voice boards, handheld digital media devices), teaching of writing across the disciplines, task-based language learning, use of digital technologies to allow student access to early modern texts

Duties:

Coordinator of French 1 and 2
Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications

  1. Karen Christianson, Philip Grace, Robert Kilpatrick, Laura Kramer, and S. Vida Muse, eds, Mapping the Premodern: Selected Proceedings of the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies 26th Graduate Student Conference (2008) [html]
  2. Karen Christianson, Philip Grace, Robert Kilpatrick, Laura Kramer, and S. Vida Muse, eds., Mapping the Premodern: Selected Proceedings of the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies 26th Graduate Student Conference (2008) [html]
  3. Odette de Montesquiou, The Legend of Henriette ReniĆ© (December, 2006), Authorhouse (Edited by Jaymee Haefner.)


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