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Gary Ferguson, a specialist of French Renaissance literature and culture, is the Elias Ahuja Professor of French at the University of Delaware in the USA. He graduated from St Chad's College, Durham University, receiving a BA with first-class honours in 1985 and a Ph.D. in 1989.
He is the author of Mirroring Belief: Marguerite de Navarre's Devotional Poetry (Edinburgh, 1992) and Queer (Re)Readings in the French Renaissance: Homosexuality, Gender, Culture (Ashgate, 2008), as well as of numerous articles dealing in particular with questions of gender and sexuality, women's writing, devotional literature and the cultural history of religion. He has edited or co-edited a number of collections of scholarly essays, including (Re)Inventing the Past: Essays on French Early Modern Culture, Literature and Thought in Honour of Ann Moss (2003, with Catherine Hampton), Narrative Worlds: Essays on the 'Nouvelle' in 15th- and 16th-Century France (2005, with David LaGuardia) and L'Homme en tous genres : masculinités, textes et contextes (2008). He has also published a critical edition of Anne de Marquets's Sonets spirituels (Droz, 1997).