A member of the Académie française and the Collège de France, Marc Fumaroli is a specialist in the study of rhetorical traditions, which he uses to compare literary and artistic forms of expression across time – from classical antiquity to the present day. He has written on such diverse subjects as the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns during the age of Louis XIV, the French language as a catalyst for cultural exchanges in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the constructive use of leisure in the educational process, or the interrelationship between urban and artistic forms in Paris and New York at the turn of the twenty-first century. Fumaroli’s treatise What Language to Say the Arts? was originally delivered as a Manship Lecture, which the Louisiana State University School of Art hosted in 2013.
What Language to Say the Arts?