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Benjamin's Library
Modernity, Nation, and the Baroque
Jane O. Newman
Recovering Walter Benjamin's connection to seventeenth-century Baroque literature and political theory.



Knowing Poetry
Verse in Medieval France from the "Rose" to the "Rhétoriqueurs"
Adrian Armstrong, Sarah Kay
Exploring how verse was used to transmit and shape philosophical, historical, and other forms of knowledge in France in the later Middle Ages.



Humanistica Lovaniensia
Journal of Neo-Latin Studies



Novel Translations
The European Novel and the German Book, 1680–1730
Bethany Wiggin
Wiggins charts just one of the paths by which newness—in its avatars as fashion, novelties, and the novel—entered the European world in the decades around 1700. As readers across Europe snapped up novels, they domesticated the genre.



Trading Places
Colonization and Slavery in Eighteenth-Century French Culture
Madeleine Dobie
Dobie explores the place of the colonial world in the culture of the French Enlightenment, tracing the displacement of colonial questions onto two familiar aspects of Enlightenment thought: Orientalism and fascination with Amerindian cultures.



Legal Tender
Love and Legitimacy in the East German Cultural Imagination
John Griffith Urang
Through close readings of a diverse selection of films and novels from the former GDR, Urang offers an eye-opening account of the ideological stakes of love stories in East German culture.



The Unfinished Enlightenment
Description in the Age of the Encyclopedia
Joanna Stalnaker
In The Unfinished Enlightenment, Joanna Stalnaker offers a fresh look at the French Enlightenment by focusing on the era's vast, collective attempt to compile an ongoing and provisional description of the world.



Albert Camus
Elements of a Life
Robert Zaretsky
Like many others of my generation, I first read Camus in high school. I carried him in my backpack while traveling across Europe, I carried him into (and out of) relationships, and I carried him into (and out of) difficult periods of my life. More...



"Lors est ce jour grant joie nee"
Essais de langue et de littérature françaises du moyen âge
This volume gathers eight essays regarding French medieval language and literature.



Becoming a Woman in the Age of Letters
Dena Goodman
Over the course of the eighteenth century, increasing numbers of French women, from the wives and daughters of artisans and merchants to countesses and queens, became writers-not authors, and not mere signers of names, but writers of letters. Taking...



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