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Haydn Mason elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

Professor Haydn Mason

Professor Haydn Mason

29 June 2012

Haydn Mason, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of French, has been elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.

Election to Fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales is via nomination by existing Fellows, and honours scholars with a demonstrable record of excellence and achievement in their academic discipline.

Professor Mason was previously Head of the Department of French at the University. He was General Editor of the Complete Works of Voltaire published by the Voltaire Foundation in Oxford from 1998 to 2001 and has remained ever since a member of  its Comité éditorial. His former activities include the General Editorship of Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century (1977-96) and Presidency of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (1991-95). He is an Officier of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques and holder of the Médaille d’Argent de la Ville de Paris.

His research interests have been mainly in the Enlightenment, with particular emphasis on Voltaire. His publications include several books on Voltaire and critical editions of his works, as well as monographs on Cyrano de Bergerac and Marivaux, plus general studies of the Enlightenment.

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