Tim Chesters is a specialist in sixteenth-century French literature and thought. He is the author of Ghost Stories in Late Renaissance France: Walking by Night (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), as well as of a number of articles on early modern French demonology, Ronsard, and Montaigne. Other research interests and publications bear on attitudes to the French Renaissance among nineteenth-century writers and thinkers (with a particular emphasis on Flaubert), and on cognitive approaches to literature, especially in Renaissance contexts. He has reviewed for French Studies, Modern Language Review, and the Times Literary Supplement.
Genius before Romanticism, Senior Researcher
October 2016 - June 2019