I am a Phd student in my final year, currently studying material which was printed during the wars of religion in early modern France. I am particularly fascinated by the role of pamphlets and identities as well as the evolution of the French monarchical image. My research particularly focuses on the relationship between such material and the representation of La Rochelle and its inhabitants.
This year, I am also teaching French language to students in their second years.
After completing a baccalauréat in France, I embarked on a three-year course in the Department of French Studies at the University of Warwick. In 2010, I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French. I then decided to continue my studies by completing a MA in the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance. My research project analysed in detail how the depiction of Henri III in pamphlets was used as a political means of propaganda. This dissertation enabled me to develop the necessary research skills to undertake archival research; at the same time, my studies at Warwick’s Renaissance Centre introduced me to an interdisciplinary approach, which I believe will be a significant asset for my doctoral project.
Conferences and Seminar Papers
- Co-Organiser of interdisplinary conference Shaping the Self: Print Culture and the Construct of Collective Identity 1460-1660, 5th March 2016
- 10th September 2015 - '"The City of the Waters": Representing the Sea and the Protestants of La Rochelle (1565- 1575)' (Beliefs Under Pressure: Religion, Community and Identity in the Early Modern World - University of East Anglia)
- 29th May 2014 - 'The Development of the Huguenot Identity in La Rochelle (1560-1566)' (Postgraduate Conference - University of Warwick)
- 20th February 2014 - 'Breaking Tradition: Charles IX's Royal Entry in La Rochelle (1565)' (Arts Faculty Seminar Series)
- Review: Journal du Règne de Henri IV . Vol. III 1595–98. By Pierre de L’Estoile. Edited by Marie Houllemare and Gilbert Schrenk. (May 23, 2017; Oxford French History)
- Review: Les Poètes français de la Renaissance et leurs ‘libraires’ by Denis Bjaï and François Rouget (Jul 2016;The Modern Language Review)
- Review: Le Roi, la cour, l'Etat: de la Renaissance à l'Absolutisme by Nicolas Le Roux (Oct 15, 2013; Oxford French History)
University of Warwick
Rebecca dot Pilliere at warwick dot ac dot uk