Visiting Fellow – Richard Scholar

This morning we had the pleasure to meet Richard Scholar, our first Visiting Fellow of 2014-2015.

Richard Scholar is University Lecturer in French at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Montaigne and the Art of Free-Thinking (2010) and The Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi in Early Modern Europe: Encounters with a Certain Something (2005).

More recently, he has co-organised the Early Modern Keywords. A European Vocabulary of Culture and Society, 1450-1700 Workshop (17-18 September, 2014, Oriel College, University of Oxford).

Among other issues, we discussed his introduction (“The New Philologists”) to Ita Mac Carthy’s edited volume Renaissance Keywords (London: Legenda, 2013) – a book that resonates with our current work on the language of ingenuity.