Enlightenment

‘All together now’: accessing national theatre before the internet

Clare Siviter is the author of the May volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, Tragedy and Nation in the Age of Napoleon, which offers an exciting new perspective on the Napoleonic state and how it attempted to use theatre to reunite the nation after the Revolution. In this blog post, she … Continue reading

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Virtue in Crisis: Enlightenment Perspectives

James Fowler is the co-editor of the March volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, Enlightenment Virtue, 1680-1794, in which contributors analyse complex and shifting relations between religious and civic virtue during the Age of Enlightenment. In this blog post, he explores how the debates of that period may not be so dissimilar … Continue reading

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What can the Enlightenment teach us about theater and emotion?

Logan J. Connors is the author of the January volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, The Emergence of a theatrical science of man in France, 1660-1740, an exciting new perspective on the polemics of affect, emotion, and theatrical performance in early Enlightenment France. In this blog post, he explores what this … Continue reading

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Translating “rights of man” across language, time and meaning

With the release of this month’s book, The Enlightenment and rights of man, the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment is pleased to publish, for the first time in our nearly 65-year history, a translation of a previously published scholarly title. We are honored and proud that Vincenzo Ferrone, Professor of Modern History at Department … Continue reading

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