Enlightenment

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

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Digital approaches to ballet as an interdisciplinary theatrical form

Olivia Sabee is the author of Theories of Ballet in the Age of the Encyclopédie, the January volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. Emphasizing eighteenth-century ballet’s construction through print culture, Theories of Ballet in the Age of the Encyclopédie examines the shifting definition of ballet over the second half of the eighteenth century, highlighting the role of textual borrowing … Continue reading

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AGRÉGATION 2020 – VOLTAIRE: ZADIG, CANDIDE & L’INGÉNU: OXFORD UNIVERSITY STUDIES IN THE ENLIGHTENMENT FREE ONLINE READER

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment free online reader Students and lecturers will know that three fictions by Voltaire have been chosen for the 2020 syllabus of the agrégation: Zadig, Candide and L’Ingénu. Liverpool University Press are currently digitising the entire back catalogue of the Voltaire Foundation’s Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment (formerly SVEC) to create Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment ONLINE: … Continue reading