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Title Exploring the conversible world : text and sociability from the Classical Age to the Enlightenment / [Elena Russo: special editor for this issue].

Published New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  840.9355 EXPL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 206 pages : 1 illustration ; 24 cm.
Series Yale French studies ; no. 92.
Yale French studies ; no. 92.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary In a famous essay, David Hume located the Republic of Letters in the domain of the "conversible", that is, in the space of sociability, conversation, and the observation of common life. The present volume explores the discourse and the practice of sociability in pre-Revolutionary France from an interdisciplinary standpoint, at the intersection of cultural history, philosophy, and literary criticism. The essays cover issues as diverse as the interaction between the ethical domain of manners and the esthetic domain of literature in the ancien regime; the role of civility in the construction of national identity; sociability's influence in the redefinition of genres and of gender; aristocratic self-representation and the emancipation of the esthetic.
Other author Russo, Elena.
Subject Conversation -- History.
Conversation in literature.
Social interaction -- France -- History.
French literature -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0300073291