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Biliana Kassabova

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Biliana Kassabova

Ph.D. Candidate in French

Maison Française graduate theme affiliate

Biliana focuses on French literature and history of the 18th and 19th centuries. Her dissertation, entitled The Tribune and the People: Revolutionary leadership in 19th century France, addresses the question of how French practitioners and theorists of revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries have struggled to define the relationship between popular sovereignty and representative leadership. She is a graduate theme affiliate at the Maison Française.
Advisor: Dan Edelstein
Readers: Keith M. Baker, Margaret Cohen, Joshua Landy
 
 
 

Education

The University of Chicago (2003-2007)

B.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures (French), with honors; B.A. in Economics 

COURSES

FRENCH 131 Absolutism, Enlightenment, and Revolution in 17th- and 18th-Century France

The literature, culture, and politics of France from Louis XIV to Olympe de Gouges. How this period produced the political and philosophical foundations of modernity. Readings include Corneille, Molière, Racine, Lafayette, Voltaire, Diderot, Rousseau, Beaumarchais, and Gouges. Taught in French. Prerequisite: FRENLANG 124 or consent of instructor.