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Christine M. Probes

Christine Probes is smiling and holding a bouquet of pink flowers in front of a lake.






Professor of French
Curriculum Vitae


Campus: USF Tampa

Office: CPR 417

Christine McCall Probes is Professor of French Literature at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida (USA). Decorated as Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, she serves on the Executive Councils of the international societies CIR-17 and NASSCFL and publishes regularly on bibliography, poetry, the epistolary, rhetoric, and the emblem. Her co-edited volumes Lieux de culture dans la France du XVIIe siècle and The Art of Persuasion: Emblems and Propaganda appeared in 2012 and 2014 respectively. In the latter, see her article on Georgette de Montenay (refereed by Alison Adams): Pour ce faire cognoistre ici bas en tout lieu’: Zealously Advancing God’s Truth through Key Theophanies and Anthropomorphisms in Georgette de Montenay’s Emblemes, pages 57-77. Her co-edited volume Les Femmes et le voyage was published by WIF in 2018. Recent refereed articles include, Vita Virtutis Expers Morte Peior’: le fonctionnement de l’allégorie dans l’emblématique chez Jean-Baptiste Chassignet et Jean-Jacques Boissard, in S’exprimer autrement: poétique et enjeux de l’allégorie, eds. Marie-Christine Pioffet and Anne-Elisabeth Spica. Tübingen: Narr, 2016, pages 65-74; and Plaire’ et/ou ‘instruire’? The Landry Edition of Otto van Veen’s Amoris divini emblemata, in Emblems and Impact Volume I: Von Zentrum und Peripherie der Emblematik, eds. Ingrid Hoepel and Simon McKeown. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017, pages 429-451.