Portrait of Benjamin Hoffmann

Benjamin Hoffmann

b. 1985

Benjamin Hoffmann is an assistant professor of early modern French Studies at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on 18th-century French literature and philosophy, with a special interest in the introduction of “new worlds” in French consciousness during the Age of Enlightenment.

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He’s the author of Posthumous America: Literary Reinventions of America at the End of the Eighteenth Century (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018). His most recent book, Les Paradoxes de la postérité, was published by Éditions de Minuit in 2019. Dr. Hoffmann is also the author of a critical edition of Lezay-Marnésia’s Letters Written from the Banks of the Ohio (1792), published by Pennsylvania State University Press in 2017, and of four novels published in France: Le monde est beau on peut y voyager (Bastingage, 2008), Anya Ivanovna (Bastingage, 2010), Père et fils (Gallimard, 2011), and American Pandemonium (Gallimard, 2016).

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