A & I Convocation with Cathy Yandell
Bodies of Knowledge ~
Cathy Yandell (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) teaches courses in French Renaissance literature and culture, autobiography, contemporary cultural and political issues in France, comparative literature, and the French language. Her research focuses on the body, temporality, poetics, and gender in Renaissance France. Having published articles on writers from Louise Labé to Montaigne, she has also authored, edited, and co-edited several books including Carpe Corpus: Time and Gender in Early Modern France (2000), and Vieillir à la Renaissance (2009), Memory and Community in Sixteenth-Century France (2015), and The French Art of Living Well: Finding Joie de Vivre in the Everyday World (forthcoming, 2023). Her current project explores the relationship between the body and knowledge, or “ways of knowing,” from Rabelais to Descartes. When not buried in books, she loves dance, yoga, and flying trapeze. She also has a passion for climbing things (mountains, trees . . . and someday, if all goes well, Carleton’s water tower).