Bastian Felter Vaucanson

Bastian Felter Vaucanson

PhD fellow

My ongoing PhD project deals with spiritual intimacy in the correspondence between Jeanne Guyon and François Fénelon. At the intersection between church history, literary history, and history of philosophy my thesis explores the relation between epistolary style and theology in the correspondence. It has the working title: Écrire Dieu. Style et théologie dans la correspondence entre Mme Guyon et Fénelon.

The project is carried out within the interdisciplinary framework of Centre for Privacy Studies, a Centre of Excellence funded by The Danish National Research Foundation ( and is a joint degree (cotutelle) with Université Rennes 2, supervised by Professors Mette Birkedal Bruun (Copenhagen) and François Trémolières (Rennes 2) and co-supervised by Assistant Professor Lars Cyril Nørgaard (Copenhagen).

In February 2020 the project was endorsed by the EliteForsk Travel Grant awarded by the Danish Ministry for Higher Education and Science. The project has also received financial support from The Foundation of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Prince Henrik (The Cayx Grant) and the Augustinus Foundation.

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