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Roger Chartier

Annenberg Visiting Professor in History and

Professor at the College de France

Roger Chartier is a Professeur in the Collège de France and Annenberg Visiting Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. He frequently lectures and teaches in the United States, Spain, México, Brazil and Argentina. His work in Early Modern European History was rooted in the tradition of the "Annales School" and mainly dedicated to the history of education, the history of the book and the history of reading.

Recently, he has focused on the relationship between written culture as a whole and literature (particularly theatrical plays) for France, England and Spain. His work in this specific field (based on the criss-crossing between literary criticism, bibliography, and sociocultural history) is not disconnected from broader historiographical and methodological interests which deal with the relation between history and other disciplines: philosophy, sociology, anthropology.

Courses Taught (As Schedule Allows)

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Inscription and Erasure: Literature and Written Culture from the Eleventh to the Eighteenth Century The Order of Books Forms and Meanings The Cultural Origins of the French Revolution A History of Reading in the West A History of Private Life El juegos de las reglas: lecturas Correspondence: Models of Letter-Writing from the Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century On the Edge of the Cliff