Daniel Ridge, Ph.D.

Daniel Ridge is currently the Assistant Director of the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies and Lecturer in French at Vanderbilt University.

Over the last four years, Dr. Ridge has co-organized five international conferences based on the influence of the French poet Charles Baudelaire on various regions and countries in the world, including Japan, South America, and Quebec. Dr. Ridge most recently co-hosted a conference celebrating the acquisition of the Vilez-Verlaine Collection, a conference that brought world renowned scholars to Vanderbilt’s W.T. Bandy Center.

This last spring, Dr. Ridge curated the exhibition “The Dada Effect: An Anti-Aesthetic and Its Influence” at Vanderbilt’s Gallery of Fine Arts that featured original works Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Max Ernst and Salvador Dali, among others. Dr. Ridge selected over fifty literary works from the Bandy Center’s distinguished Pascal Pia Collection for the exhibition.

Dr. Ridge is currently completing a manuscript of the correspondences and poetry of Paul Bourget (1852-1935) to be published next year in Paris.