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

Enlightenment

A Year in Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment

As LUP continues to celebrate its 120-year anniversary, this month we are focusing on the Eighteenth-Century and the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, published in partnership with one of our Partner Presses, the Voltaire Foundation. On 1st August 2018, LUP officially joined together with the Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford to publish the … Continue reading

Enlightenment

Networks of Enlightenment: New Approaches, New Perspectives

Chloe Edmondson is co-editor of the June Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment volume Networks of Enlightenment: Digital Approaches to the Republic of Letters which provides exciting new perspectives on the European networks that made up the Republic of Letters. Here, she explores the digital and data-driven approaches that can be used to analyse such … Continue reading