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The Frankenstein of 1790 and other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France

Author: Julie Logue

Julia V Douthwaite, Author

The French Revolution brings to mind violent mobs, the guillotine, and Madame Defarge, but it was also a publishing revolution: more than 1,200 novels were published between 1789 and 1804, when Napoleon declared the Revolution at an end. In this book, Julia V. Douthwaite explores how the works within this enormous corpus announced the new shapes of literature to come and reveals that vestiges of these stories can be found in novels by the likes of Mary Shelley, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Honoré de Balzac, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, and L. Frank Baum.…

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Romance Languages and Literatures Teams With Cambridge

Author: Aaron Smith

A partnership between the University of Cambridge and Notre Dame’s Italian program in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is giving graduate students at both institutions the opportunity to work directly with leading scholars in their areas of interest.

“Our aim is to enhance the preparation of our students by providing them with direct access to international scholarly networks while they are still working on their degrees,” says Theodore Cachey, the Albert J. and Helen M. Ravarino Family Director of Dante and Italian Studies and professor and chair in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.…

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Prof. Julia Douthwaite authors book

Author: Julie Logue

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New! Published in September 2012: The Frankenstein of 1790 and other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France
The French Revolution brings to mind violent mobs, the guillotine, and Madame Defarge, but it was also a publishing revolution: more than 1,200 novels were published between 1789 and 1804, when Napoleon declared the Revolution at an end. In this book, Julia V. Douthwaite

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