Enlightenment

Digital approaches to ballet as an interdisciplinary theatrical form

Olivia Sabee is the author of Theories of Ballet in the Age of the Encyclopédie, the January volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. Emphasizing eighteenth-century ballet’s construction through print culture, Theories of Ballet in the Age of the Encyclopédie examines the shifting definition of ballet over the second half of the eighteenth century, highlighting the role of textual borrowing … Continue reading

Enlightenment

Paul Rapin Thoyras and the art of eighteenth-century historiography

Miriam Franchina is the author of Paul Rapin Thoyras and the art of eighteenth-century historiography, the December volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. This is the first book on the genesis, impact and reception of the most-widely read History of England of the early 18th century and its complementary works: Paul Rapin Thoyras’ Histoire d’Angleterre 1724-27. It reconstructs … Continue reading

Enlightenment

What’s Blood Got to Do With It? Reimagining Kinship in the Age of Enlightenment

Tracy Rutler is the author of Queering the Enlightenment: Kinship and gender in eighteenth-century French literature, the November volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. This new work analyzes French literature from the 1730s and 40s to illuminate the potential of queer forms of kinship to dismantle the patriarchy and to help us imagine what might … Continue reading