The Amherst College French Department will welcome Professor Andrew H. Clark for its biannual lecture in honor of Professor Emeritus Jay Caplan. Professor Clark’s lecture is titled "Novel Portrait Theory in the Ancien Régime." The lecture will be drawn from his current book project, which is on visual portraiture and the rise of the novel in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France. Refreshments will be served.
Author of "Diderot’s Part" (Ashgate 2008), Professor Andrew H. Clark ’95 is Professor and Chair of French at Fordham University, where he teaches courses, among other things, on the Enlightenment, Diderot, women’s writing, and the birth of the novel. He is currently finishing a book on visual portraiture and the rise of the novel in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France entitled "The Portrait and Its Double."