Jean-Philippe Mathy is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois.  His research interests include French and European intellectual history, French-American cultural relations, and contemporary France.  He is the author of "Extrême-Occident: French Intellectuals and America" (1993) and "French Resistance: the French-American Cultural Wars" (2000). He is completing a book on the rhetoric of loss and mourning in contemporary France, and has written extensively on French civic republicanism and issues of national identity.

To view Professor Mathy’s CV click here

To read ‘Transmission Problems: Memory, Community and the republican idea in contemporary France’ click here

To read: The Dream of Laïcité click here

Please click here to read Professor Mathy’s Bellagio Abstract 


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