Enlightenment

Clementi and the woman at the piano

Erin Helyard’s Clementi and the woman at the piano is the June volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. This book explores how Clementi afforded female pianists a new and radical style of performance. In this blog post, Erin Helyard discusses this new publication, Clementi's career, and the impact Clementi had in creating a new kind … Continue reading

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Turmoil: post-pandemic paradigm shifts and elastic adaptations

Síofra Pierse is co-editor with Emma M. Dunne of Turmoil: instability and insecurity in the eighteenth-century francophone text, the May volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. This book is a collection of essays by international eighteenth-century colleagues, who explore instances of turmoil through study of eighteenth-century francophone texts. Turmoil(s) captured appear … Continue reading

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300 years after Kangxi

Pedro Luengo’s Global architecture for eighteenth-century Beijing is the April volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. This book reinterprets Beijing during the eighteenth-century, revealing a new chapter in the global history of architecture. In this blog post, Pedro Luengo discusses the beginning of a new period of Chinese international relations after the death of Qing emperor Kangxi … Continue reading

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Les Antiquités dépaysées

Charlotte Guichard and Stéphane Van Damme's Les Antiquités dépaysées is the March volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. This book is the first on geopolitics of antiquarianism in the eighteenth-century. In this blog post, Charlotte Guichard and Stéphane Van Damme discuss this new publication and how the volume came to exist. In recent decades there … Continue reading

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Making sense of and with the past: catastrophe, narrative, historicity and the early pandemic

Jessica Stacey is the author of Narrative, catastrophe and historicity in eighteenth-century French literature, the February volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. This book explores the question of how French eighteenth-century writers used stories of catastrophe to place themselves within history. In this blog post, Jessica Stacey uses the early pandemic as a case study to … Continue reading