Philippe Desan
Romance Languages and Literatures

Phillipe Desan studies Michel de Montaigne (1533–92) and the history of ideas in sixteenth–century France. General Editor of the journal Montaigne Studies, Desan has also edited numerous sixteenth–century texts, including the first color reproduction of Montaigne’s Bordeaux Copy of the Essais. His most recent publication is the authoritative biography, Montaigne: A Life (2017). Desan is the Howard L. Willett Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.