Enlightenment

Theatre and colonialism: the show goes on

Jeffrey M. Leichman and Karine Benac-Giroux are co-editors of the March volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, Colonialism and Slavery in Performance: Theatre and the Eighteenth-Century French Caribbean. This volume merges theatre history, performance studies, and textual analysis to open up new perspectives on Old Regime stage culture, and the studies within … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Our Civilizing Mission – In Conversation with Nicholas Harrison

Nicholas Harrison's recent addition to the Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures series, Our Civilizing Mission, is both an exploration of colonial education and a response to current anxieties about the foundations of the ‘humanities’. Focusing on the example of Algeria, it asks what can be learned by treating colonial education not just as an example of colonialism but … Continue reading