Enlightenment

John V’s Lisbon: the new Rome

Pilar Diez del Corral Corredoira is the editor of the October volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, Politics and the arts in Lisbon and Rome, a cross-disciplinary study of the Golden Age of Portugal in the eighteenth-century which explores new perspectives on John V of Portugal and his cultural endeavours with … Continue reading

Enlightenment

The phenomenon of the “amateur”

The September volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, L’amateur à l’époque des Lumières, studies the phenomenon of amateurship in several disciplines and cultural backgrounds. It aims to articulate sociological, rhetorical, and poetical perspectives, as the term "amateur" is considered to refer to a social type or role, to a discursive figure, … Continue reading

Enlightenment

Imperial Letters Don’t Burn

Kelsey Rubin-Detlev is the author of The Epistolary art of Catherine the Great, the first book to analyse Catherine the Great as an outstanding Enlightenment letter-writer, and the August volume of the Oxford University Studes in the Enlightenment series. In this blog post, she explores how Catherine cleverly used letter-writing to her advantage and to … Continue reading

Modern Languages

Figurations of the Feminine in the Early French Women’s Press, 1758-1848 – In Conversation with Siobhán McIlvanney

As LUP continues to celebrate its 120-year anniversary, this month we are focusing on the Eighteenth-Century. Siobhán McIlvanney's Figurations of the Feminine in the Early French Women's Press, 1758-1848 is the latest publication in our Eighteenth-Century Worlds series. The origins and early years of the French women’s press represent a pivotal period in the history of French women’s … Continue reading

Enlightenment

When volcanoes erupted with meaning

David McCallam is the author of Volcanoes in Eighteenth-Century Europe: An Essay in Environmental Humanities which is the first book to examine European volcanoes in the period in the full range of their physical and figurative manifestations and is the July volume of the Oxford University Studes in the Enlightenment series. In this blog post, … Continue reading