Associate Professor of French Studies:
Phone: +1 401 863 3070
Professor Krause does research in Renaissance literature, particularly early modern romance and the history of leisure. She is currently working on confessional practices and witchcraft and is the author of "Idle Pursuits: Literature and oisiveté in the French Renaissance".
Virginia Krause is presently completing a critical edition of a sixteenth-century treatise on witchcraft entitled De la démonomanie des Sorciers First published in 1580, Jean Bodin's treatise played a key role in the witch-hunts in France at the end of the Renaissance and into the seventeenth Century. De la démonomanie des Sorciers will be the first critical edition of this work.
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison 1993M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison 1988B.A. Brown University
Wendy J. Strothman Faculty Research Award in the Humanities for 2006-07, Brown University.
3 Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) grants, Brown University (2002, 2003, 2005).
Newberry Library Fellowship, 1999.
Modern Language Association
Renaissance Society of America
Société Française d'étude du seizième siècle
Literature and culture of Renaissance France, the early novel, the history of witchcraft, literature and confession.
Newberry Library fellowship in 1999 ($1200)
3 Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) grants awarded by Brown University in 2002, 2003, 2005