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Gregory Haake


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Religion and Literature
politics and literature
Renaissance Literature; Poetry

Gregory Haake

Ph.D. Candidate in French

Ph.D. Minor in Italian

Gregory Haake is a Ph.D. candidate in French Literature and works primarily on the intersection of literature, politics, and religion in sixteenth century France. He is currently working on his dissertion entitled "Winning Words: The Efficacy of Literary Discourse in Politics During the French Wars of Religion (1562-1598)." He has written on and maintains an interest in lyric love poetry, especially that of Maurice Scève and Pierre de Ronsard. He is also a Catholic priest and religious.


B.A., French, University of Notre Dame, 1999

M.Div., University of Notre Dame, 2006

M.A., French Literature, Middlebury College, 2009

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"L'imagerie mariale dans Délie : une réponse à Pétrarque" in Lectures de Délie de Maurice Scève, ed. Emmanuel Buron (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2012), 133-147.


Conference Papers:

"Jealousy in Délie 161 by Maurice Scève," Imitatio Foundation Workshop on Jealousy, Paris, France, 18-19 October 2011.

"Loving Neighbor Before God: The First Commandment in Early Modern Lyric Poetry," The Ten Commandments in Medieval and Early Modern Culture, University of Ghent, Belgium, 10-11 April 2014.

"Fanatic or Martyr: Creating a Cloud of Witnesses During the Wars of Religion," Sixteenth Century Society Conference, New Orleans, LA, 16-19 October 2014.