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Department of French and Italian

Vincent Valour

Vincent, a second year PhD student in Comparative Literary Studies and French, received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Paris IV – Sorbonne, and a B.A. in History from the University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne. He produced a master’s thesis in History of the French Revolution dealing with the topic of the sublime in the 18th century and its use in the French revolutionary rhetoric. He also wrote a master’s thesis in Philosophy in 2009 about the link between phenomenology & Judaism in Levinas’s works. His current research interests include French and German phenomenology (mainly Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas, Blanchot, Derrida), and the link between phenomenology & literature. Vincent spent the summer in Heidelberg University, Germany, improving his German.