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

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

  • Date:
    Wednesday, February 6, 2013
  • Time:
    3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Campus:
    University Park Campus
  • Venue:
    Taper Hall of Humanities (THH)
  • Room:
    170 THH
  • Phone:
    213-740-0101

Summary:

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.