Agrégée de Lettres modernes, JENNIFER TAMAS holds a PhD in Stylistics (Paris-Sorbonne) and a PhD in French Literature (Stanford University). She is currently Assistant Prof. at Rutgers University (USA) where she teaches XVIIth century French Literature and Theater Studies. Her teaching interests include performance theory, the eloquence of silence, and representations of childhood in Ancien Régime France. She published several articles on theater and coedited (with Hélène Bilis) L’Éloquence du silence: dramaturgie du non-dit sur la scène théâtrale des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2014. Her monography on Racine is scheduled to be published in 2017.