Lance K. Donaldson-Evans

Professor Emeritus of Romance Languages

16th- and early 17th-century French literature. His interests include the major authors of the 16th century and the devotional poets of the early 17th century. He has published books on Jean de La Ceppède and on eye images in the poetry of the Ecole lyonnaise (Labé, Du Guillet, Scève, Magny), as well as critical editions of four devotional poets, Pierre de Croix, Lazare de SelveCesar de Nostredame and Antoine Favre. His articles deal with many of the major figures of 16th-century French literature, including Marot, Montaigne, Rabelais, Marguerite de Navarre, and Ronsard. He has directed theses on Jean de Sponde, Pernette Du Guillet, Du Bellay, Labé, the 15th- and 16th-century nouvelle and the representation of chaos in French and Italian Renaissance literature. His current research focuses on the relationship between fine arts and literature, travel writing during the Renaissance, and the thematics and semiology of costume in French Renaissance literary texts.