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Katherine Maynard

Associate Professor of French
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1993
  • M.A., University of Washington, 1996
  • DEA, University of Geneva, 2001
  • Ph.D., University of Washington, 2003

Professor Maynard’s research focuses on the literature of the French Wars of Religion. She is currently completing a monograph, Poems of War and Peace: Epic and Community in the French Wars of Religion (1572-1616), forthcoming in 2018 with Northwestern University Press. 


Selected Bibliography

“Remarque en toy telle marque: Etienne Jodelle’s Parisian Inscriptions and Epitaphs in The French Wars of Religion.” French Studies 68, no. 4 (July 2014): 1-14.


“The Faces of Judith: Nationhood and Patronage in La Judit of Guillaume Salluste Du Bartas.” Romanic Review 100, no. 3 (May 2009): 235-247.


“Writing Martyrdom: Agrippa d’Aubigné’s Reconstruction of Sixteenth-century Martyrology.”  Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme 30, no. 3 (Summer/Été 2006-7): 29-50. 


“To the Point: The Needle, the Sword, and Female Exemplarity in Du Bartas’s  La Judit.Romance Notes 46, no. 2 (2007): 169-183. 

Book Chapters


“Avec la terre on possède la guerre” : The Erasure of Place in Ronsard’s Franciade.”  In Usher, Philip J. and Isabelle Fernbach, eds.  Shield and Field: Virgilian Spaces as/and Early Modern Identities.  Suffolk, UK: Boydell and Brewer, 2012. 237-256.


“’Miel empoisonné’: Satire and Sickness in Ronsard’s Discours des Misères de ce temps.” In Renner, Bernd, ed.  La satire dans tous ses états: Le “meslange satyrique” à  la Renaissance française.  Geneva: Librairie Droz, 2009. 245-264.