Title

Professor of French and Comparative Literature

Degree

Ph.D., Princeton University

Field of Specialty

Late Medieval and Renaissance poetry, prose, and philosophy. Italian and Comparative Literature. Modern politics and literature, detective novels.

Contact Information

Shiffman Humanities Center 205
781-736-3204
randall@brandeis.edu

Michael Randall

Michael Randall's primary research has been devoted to late medieval and Renaissance culture in France. He has published two books, as well as several articles, on subjects related to this area of study. He teaches courses in many different areas of French and comparative literature. These courses cover subjects such literature and politics, literature and urbanism, the relationship of necessity and freedom, the notion of love, and comparative political systems in the modern Francophone world. .

Publications

Randall, Michael, ed. Montaigne et des juges véreux. Paris: Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, 2017. (forthcoming)

Randall, Michael. "Rabelais and Politics." Brill Companion to Rabelais. Ed. Brill. Leiden: Brill, 2016 (forthcoming)

Randall, Michael. "La Satire dans tous ses états: « le meslange satyricque» à la renaissance. Etudes réunies et éditées par Bernd Renner." by Bern Renner, editor. Renaissance et Réforme 2011 (forthcoming)

Randall, Michael. "Sur la poetique des Rhétoriqueurs dans le Cinquieseme Livre." Etudes Rabelaisiennes: Rabelais ou "les adventures des gens curieulx". vol. 56 Geneva: Droz, 2017. 171-84.

Randall, Michael. ""Marguerite de Navarre and Ambiguous Deceit"." Sixteenth Century Studies Journal 43. 7 (2016): 579-98.

Randall, Michael. "The Fountain of Life in Molinet's Roman de la rose moralisé (1500)." Image and Incarnation: The Early Modern Doctrine of the Pictorial Image. Ed. Walter Melion and Lee Palmer Wendell. Leiden: Brill, 2016. 313-337.

Randall, Michael. "The Master Thinkers and Humanist Freedom." A Humanist Response to Anti-Humanism. Ed. Jan Miernowski. London: Palgrave Press, 2016. 117-38.

Randall, Michael. ""Le Naufrage de la pucelle" de Jean Molinet: la vérité sur la rébellion de 1477?"." Illustrations inconscientes: écritures de la Renaissance, Mélanges offerts à Tom Conley. Ed. Bernd Renner and Phillip Usher. Paris: Classiques-Garnier, 2014. 355-72.

Randall, Michael. "Sur la ville trop humaine chez Rabelais." Ville humaniste/ ville politique. Ed. Denis Crouzet, Elisabeth Pavane Crouzet, and Philippe Desans. Paris: Presses Universitaires de la Sorbonne, 2014

Randall, Michael. "Sur la moralisation de Nature dans le Roman de la Rose moralise." Molinet dans son temps. Ed. Jean Devaux. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2013. 263-74.

Randall, Michael. ""On the Magical Statues in Jean Lemaire de Belges: Temple d'honneur et de vertus (1503)." Virgilian Identities in the French Renaissance. Ed. P. Usher and I. Fernbach. Cambridge, UK: D.S. Brewer, 2012. 59-72.

Randall, Michael. "“On Gargantuan Individualism"." Approaches to Teaching Rabelais. Ed. Todd Reeser. New York, New York: Modern Language Association, 2011. 130-34.

Randall, Michael. "Molinet's Faictz et dictz." (2009): <Electronic catalogue of Gordon Collection>.

Randall, Michael. ""On the Empire of the Senses in Cretin's Debat entre deux dames." Esprit Genereux, Esprit Pantagruelique. Ed. R. Leushuis and Z. Zalloua. Geneva: Droz, 2008. 75-92.

Randall, Michael. The Gargantuan Polity: On the Individual and the Community in Renaissance France. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008.

Randall, Michael. "In the Mood for Love: Teaching the Heptameron in a Humanities Class." Approaches To Teaching the Heptameron. Modern Language Association, 2007. 170-80.

Randall, Michael. On the Empire of the Senses in Cretin's Débat des deux dames. Proc. of Esprit pantagruelique: in honor of François Rigolot. Geneva: Droz, 2007.

Randall, Michael. "Sword and Subject in Du Haillan's Histoire de France." Yale French Studies (2006): 176-87.

Randall, Michael. "Intoduction." Pantagruel and Gargantua. Ed. F. Rabelais. Barnes and Noble, 2005

Randall, Michael. "On the Evolution of Toads in the French Renaissance." Renaissance Quarterly 57. 1 (2004): 124-64.

Randall, Michael. "La Grande Rhétorique et la théologie." Les Poétiques des XVe et XVIe siècles en Italie et en France. Ed. Perrine Galand-Hallyn. Geneva: Droz, 2001. 238-57.

Randall, Michael. "The Virgin and the Cosmographer: On Notions of Sapce in Jean Parmentier's Chants Royaux,"." Modern Language Notes 113. 1998 (1998): 897-914.

Randall, Michael. "Des Fatrasies surréalistes?." Littérature 108. Décembre 1997 (1997): 35-50.

Randall,Michael. Building Resemblance: Analogical Imagery in the Early French Renaissance. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.

Courses Taught

COML 123a Perfect Love?
ECS 100b European Cultural Studies Proseminar: Making of European Modernity
FREN 110a Cultural Representations
FREN 111a The Republic
FREN 136b Necessity and Freedom in French Literature
FREN 142b City and the Book
FREN 150b French Detective Novels: Major Questions for a Minor Genre?
FREN 186b Literature and Politics