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Prof. Andrea M. Frisch, PhD

Andrea M. Frisch is Professor of French at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Her research focus lies in the field of French literature of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. In her innovative book "The Invention of the Eyewitness: Witnessing and Testimony in Early Modern France" (2004), she traces the development of the rhetoric of the eyewitness from Marco Polo to Michael de Montaigne in terms of legal and theological concepts of the witness. Her latest works include an investigation into the role of the civil war in the transition from the Renaissance aesthetic to a neoclassical literary aesthetic in France.

From October until December 2012, Andrea Frisch will be at CAS upon invitation from Prof. Barbara Vinken (CAS Senior Researcher in Residence 2012/13), where they will work together on a project concerning the topic of "Civil War in European Literature".