Kathryn E. Fredericks

Ph.D. French and Francophone Studies – University of Florida, 2012
M.A. French Language and Literature – SUNY Buffalo, 2004
B.A. French Language and Literature – Niagara University, 2002

Dr. Kathryn E. Fredericks’ primary research is focused in eighteenth-century fiction. Specifically, she works on the French writer and philosopher François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire, his ‘contes philosophiques’ in particular. Her approach to eighteenth-century texts is through the analysis of social space to demonstrate the relevance of cultural geography to the Enlightenment. Her current article projects include: “Visual and Philosophical Spaces in ‘l’Encyclopédie'” and “Geography in Voltaire’s ‘Les Questions sur l’Encyclopédie'”. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled: “Leaving Home: Geography in Voltaire’s Philosophical Tales: ‘Zadig’, ‘Micromégas’, ‘Candide’, and ‘l’Ingénu’.”

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