A Guide to French Literature

From Early Modern to Postmodern

  • Authors
  • Jennifer Birkett
  • James Kearns
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Jennifer Birkett, James Kearns
      Pages 1-9
  3. The Making of the Modern Subject

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Jennifer Birkett, James Kearns
      Pages 13-37
    3. Jennifer Birkett, James Kearns
      Pages 38-59
    4. Jennifer Birkett, James Kearns
      Pages 60-97
  4. The Bourgeois Century, 1815–1914

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Jennifer Birkett, James Kearns
      Pages 101-137
    3. Jennifer Birkett, James Kearns
      Pages 138-157
    4. Jennifer Birkett, James Kearns
      Pages 158-182
  5. A Century of Transformations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Jennifer Birkett, James Kearns
      Pages 185-199
    3. Jennifer Birkett, James Kearns
      Pages 200-275
    4. Jennifer Birkett, James Kearns
      Pages 276-309
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 310-361

About this book

Introduction

In a lively chronological narrative, this new guide situates original readings of authors and texts within the literary, historical and socio-cultural contexts of their production and charts the mutations of printing and publishing, the growth of literacy and the changing nature of the reading public. Writers and writings relegated to the margins of the canon are reassessed. New directions in contemporary thought, women's writing and Francophone literature are a feature, together with important concepts of contemporary critical theory.

Keywords

Age of Enlightenment bibliography Classicism concept English literature enlightenment French French literature knowledge literacy literature nature Renaissance restoration writing

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