Bryant White is a PhD student in French Literature at Vanderbilt University. His research interests up until now have mainly focused on issues of philosophy and theology, primarily in French texts of the early modern period. However, he has a wide variety of other interests, including, but not limited to, textual criticism, translation theory and practice, literary theory, semiotics, cultural studies, and approaches to pedagogy.
He finished a B.A. in French at the University of Rhode Island in 2011, after which he spent six months in Fontenay-le-Comte, France as an English teaching assistant in conjunction with the TAPIF program. Back in the States, Bryant taught French courses at the Alliance Française in Providence, RI and also worked as an assistant at the French-American School of RI until 2016. From 2016 to 2018 he studied at Boston College and received an M.A. in French after having completed a final research project on Blaise Pascal’s reception and representation of Calvinist theology in the Écrits sur la grâce.