Enlightenment

What’s Blood Got to Do With It? Reimagining Kinship in the Age of Enlightenment

Tracy Rutler is the author of Queering the Enlightenment: Kinship and gender in eighteenth-century French literature, the November volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series. This new work analyzes French literature from the 1730s and 40s to illuminate the potential of queer forms of kinship to dismantle the patriarchy and to help us imagine what might … 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

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

Enlightenment

D’Argenson’s Considérations

Andrew Jainchill is the editor of the May Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment volume D’Argenson, Considérations sur le gouvernement, a critical edition, with other political texts, which utilises rare manuscripts and previously unstudied archival sources to produce the first critical edition of d’Argenson’s Considérations. Enlightenment political theory has received a great deal of scholarly attention … Continue reading