Runyon, Randy

Randy Runyon
Professor of French
204 Irvin Hall
Office Hours: 
Fall 2013 -- M W F 10:55-11:25 & 12:25-12:55 / And by appointment.

Education/ Background:
Ph.D. John Hopkins University, 1973

Fields of Study: 

Sixteenth- and seventeenth-centuries, poetry, American studies


Intratextual Baudelaire: The Sequential Fabric of the Fleurs du mal and Spleen de Paris. (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2010)

La Fontaine's Complete Tales in Verse: An Illustrated & Annotated Translation (McFarland & Co. Publishers, Inc., 2009)

Ghostly Parallels: Robert Penn Warren and the Lyric Poetic Sequence (University of Tennessee Press, 2006)

The Art of the Persian Letters: Unlocking Montesquieu's "Secret Chain" (University of Delaware Press, 2005)


"Montesquieu's Persian Chain Letters: A New Solution to the Riddle." 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era 14 (2007): 221-52.

 "Dreams and Other Connections among Carver's Recovered Stories." Journal of the Short Story in English 46 (2006): 63-74.

Works in Progress:


Metafictional Montaigne, a study of the Essais' intratextual structure. 

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