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237. Revolutionary Afterlives: Why Do We Continue to Care about the French Revolution?

Friday, 10 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Mayfair, Sheraton Chicago

A special session

Presiding: Margaret Anne Cohen, Stanford Univ.

Speakers: Katherine Astbury, Univ. of Warwick; Julia V. Douthwaite, Univ. of Notre Dame; Biliana Kassabova, Stanford Univ.; Mary McAlpin, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville

Julia V. Douthwaite's Annotation:
Biliana Kassabova (Stanford Univ.) will replace Ronen Steinberg.

Session Description:

The literature of the French Revolution generated later developments in fiction and politics, yet it remains unknown. Two new books fill that gap in radically different ways: The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France and Narrative Responses to the Trauma of the French Revolution. The session contrasts Douthwaite’s new positivism with Astbury’s trauma theory.


Subjects:

  • General Literature – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • French Literature – Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

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