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Institutions: Church

NEIL KENNY

in The Uses of Curiosity in Early Modern France and Germany

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271368
eISBN:
9780191709531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271368.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter investigates uses of curiosity by the church, both Catholic and Protestant, in both France and the Germanic territories. Unlike universities, the church already had a long history of ... More


Voluptuous Figures: Lucretian Materialism in Eighteenth-Century France

Natania Meeker

in Voluptuous Philosophy: Literary Materialism in the French Enlightenment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226962
eISBN:
9780823240944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226962.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In the “Discours préliminare” prefacing his 1768 translation of Lucretius's De rerum natura, Charles-Joseph Panckoucke describes the poem as “the boldest work that any human being had ever dared ... More


Chercher la femme: Traces of an Ever-Present Absence

Jacqueline Couti

in Dangerous Creole Liaisons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781383018
eISBN:
9781781384046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383018.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter first discusses the 2009 strike in Guadeloupe and Martinique and a 2012 Martinican carnival float re-enacting the argument between the politicians Claude Guéant and Serge ... More


The (White) Female Creole Body: Bearer of Culture and Cultural Signifier

Jacqueline Couti

in Dangerous Creole Liaisons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781383018
eISBN:
9781781384046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383018.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the national implications of the politics of victimization that Traversay inherited from the early colonial period. In 1806, for a French audience, this author rearticulated ... More


Dissing Rivals, Love for Sale: The Courtesans' Rap and the Not-So Tragic Mulatta

in Beyond the Slave Narrative: Politics, Sex, and Manuscripts in the Haitian Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314971
eISBN:
9781846316517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316517.009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores the gender politics of woman as commodity in relation to slave-holding societies, focusing on unpublished poems from courtesan culture associated with the female figure of the ... More


Gallantries: The Literature of Sexual Worldliness under the Restoration

Andrew J. Counter

in The Amorous Restoration: Love, Sex, and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198785996
eISBN:
9780191827709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785996.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

Œuvres galantes, erotic but not sexually explicit works of broadly satirical character, were published, sold, and often set within a very special space: the Palais-Royal in Paris, a sexual and ... More


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