Gwenael Bruno Jouin
Graduate Student // SIS // Comparative Literature
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Gwénaël is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature. His work focuses on the European Novel from the 16th to the 18th Century. In his Masters' theses, Certainty and Uncertainty in Charles Sorel's Histoire Comique de Francion and Extravagance in the European and Chinese Novel from the 16th to the 18th Century, he studied the avatars of the Picaresque Novel, such as the Histoire Comique which questions knowledge, creates innovative modes of thought and analyzes man's relation to truth. He is also working on the 19th Century American and British Novel, with an emphasis on Herman Melville. He has special interests in Rhetoric, Philosophy, History and Sociology. He received his Licence de Lettres Modernes, with High Honors, and his Masters' degree in Comparative Literature, with Highest Honors, from Sorbonne University (Paris IV) in Paris and was a teacher in France prior to coming to Purdue University.