Edwin Duval is a scholar of the long French Renaissance extending from the late fifteenth to the early seventeenth century. His research focuses on two distinctive ways Renaissance poetry and prose generates meaning and guides interpretation: intertextually, through classical and biblical allusions and echoes, and contextually, through literary form. His publications include three books on the “design” of Rabelais’s books of Pantagruel and many articles on sixteenth-century authors ranging from Marot and Marguerite de Navarre to Montaigne and Agrippa d’Aubigné. He is currently finishing a book on musical form, logical articulation, and the evolution of poetic genres in Renaissance lyric poetry, tentatively titled Concordes et discordes des deux Muses : Poésie, musique et la Renaissance des genres lyriques en France (1350–1650). Future research projects include a book on the importance of Vergil’s Aeneid as a model, a reference, and an intertext in sixteenth-century French poetry, prose, and theater.