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Geoffroy Tory's Prosthetic Tongue: Vernacular Print and Politics in the 1530s

Tory’s typographical treatise "Champ Fleury" is an understudied text that was critical in redefining French as a print medium and language of power in the early 16th century.  This talk analyzes how Tory’s vision of French gets appropriated into political discourse and inscribed in the letter of the law.