Bradley Reichek received his PhD in French in 2008. He has a BA in Philosophy from Colby College (Waterville, Maine). His research interests include late 18th century libertine literature, early modern legal history, and the cinematic representations of ancien régime France. His dissertation project, Rake sentimentalism, or the libertine re-formed : Re-evaluating late eighteenth-century libertinage, 1770—1812, examined the works of Mirabeau, La Mettrie, Casanova and Vivant Denon in the context of late eighteenth-century sentimentalism, arguing for a notion of libertine sentimentality. Brad spent the 2004-2005 academic year in Lyon, France, as a lecturer in the English department at the École Normale Superieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines. He has presented at numerous academic conferences such as the Renaissance Society of America (RSA), the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ASECS) and the First International Conference on the Marquis de Sade. Brad is also a proud contributor to the Picpus Digital Archive, developed and sponsored by the Northwestern Multimedia Learning Center (MMLC). Besides studying literature he has been involved in theater productions as dramaturg, director, and playwright.