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

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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

Enlightenment

Digitization of the Enlightenment & Manifold Scholarship

Last month, Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment released the first volume in the long history of the series that is devoted to the application of digital humanities methods to the study of eighteenth-century intellectual life, Networks of Enlightenment, edited by Chloe Edmondson and Dan Edelstein. To accompany this important and innovative book, we are pleased … 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