Representing Violence in France, 1760-1820

Heftet / 2013 / Engelsk

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9780729410762
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2013
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Voltaire Foundation
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05, U
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Engelsk
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299
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1500 gr
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234 mm
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156 mm
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Representing Violence in France, 1760-1820

Heftet / 2013 / Engelsk
Violence was an inescapable part of people's daily lives in eighteenth-century France. The Revolution in general and the Terror in particular were marked by intense outbursts of political violence, whilst the abuse of wives, children and servants was still rife in the home. But the representation of violence in its myriad forms remains aesthetically troublesome.Drawing on correspondence, pamphlets, novels and plays, authors analyse the portrayal of violence as a rational act, the basis of (re)written history, an expression of institutional power, and a challenge to morality. Contributions include explorations of:the use of the dream sequence in fiction to comprehend violence;how rhetoric can manipulate violent historical truth as documented by Burke in his Reflections on the Revolution in France;the political implications of commemorating the massacre at the Tuileries of 10 August 1792;how Sade's graphic descriptions of violence placed the reader in a morally ambivalent position;the differing responses of individuals subjected to brutal incarceration at Vincennes and the Bastille;the constructive force of violence as a means of creating a sense of self.
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Thomas Wynn, IntroductionI. Violence and the crisis of reasonJohn Dunkley, Gambling and violence: Loaisel de Treogate as a neuroscientist? Olivier Ritz, Metaphors of popular violence in the Revolutionary debate in the wake of Edmund BurkeStephanie Genand, Dreaming the Terror: the other stage of revolutionary violencePierre Saint-Amand, Gothic explosions: Reveroni Saint-Cyr's Pauliska ou La Perversite moderneII. Violence and the (re)writing of historyCatriona Seth, The 'dix aout' (10 August 1792) in literary textsMichele Vallenthini, Violence in history and the rise of the historical novel: the case of the marquis de SadeYann Robert, The everlasting trials of Jean Calas: justice, theatre and trauma in the early years of the RevolutionPierre Frantz, Violence in the theatre of the RevolutionIII. Violence and institutionsThomas Wynn, Violence, vulnerability and subjectivity in SadeOdile Jaffre-Cook, The Bastille or the 'Enfer de Dutailli de Saint-Pierre'Ourida Mostefai, Violence, terrorism and the legacy of the Enlightenment: debates around Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the RevolutionIV. Violence and moralityMalcolm Cook, Violence in the work of Bernardin de Saint-PierreRebecca Sopchik, Violence and the monster: the Private lives of the duc d'OrleansJean-Christophe Abramovici, 'Avec une telle violence que...': Sade's use of the term violenceWill McMorran, The sound of violence: listening to rape in SadeMichel Delon, Violence in the novels of Charlotte [de] Bournon-MalarmeSummariesBibliographyIndex
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'Most of the essays refract the question of violence through literary genres and authors: the roman noir, emigre literature, sentimental fiction, Revolutionary pamphlets, [along with] a consideration of gambling in fictional life-stories. [They] show how a distinctly literary sensibility permeates our grasp of past violence.'- French studies
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After studying at the University of Cambridge, Thomas Wynn completed his DPhil in French at St John's College, Oxford in 2004. As well as teaching at the Ecole normale superieure in Paris, he has also been a post-doctoral fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford. He has published on Sade, cinema and eighteenth-century theatre, as well as contributing to the Complete works of Voltaire.
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ISBN13
9780729410762
Publisert
2013
Utgiver
Vendor
Voltaire Foundation
Aldersnivå
05, U
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
299
Vekt
1500 gr
Høyde
234 mm
Bredde
156 mm
Tykkelse
20 mm
Se alle
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