Libertine Enlightenment: Sex Liberty and Licence in the Eighteenth Century

Libertine Enlightenment: Sex Liberty and Licence in the Eighteenth Century

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349513505
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/09/2003
Edition description: 1st ed. 2003
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

ALAN CORKHILL Senior Lecturer in German Studies, University of Queensland, Australia
SIMON DURING Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University
CHRISTA KNELLWOLF Researcher, Australian National University, Australia
IAIN MCCALMAN Director of the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, and President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
JONATHAN MEE Margaret Candfield Fellow in English at University College, Oxford
PETER OTTO Lecturer, University of Melbourne, Australia
NICOLA PARSONS Department of English with Cultural Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia
MARC SERGE RIVIÈRE Professor of French, University of Limerick, Ireland
CHANTAL THOMAS Directrice de Recherche, Conseil National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Lyons, France
PATRICK WALD LASOWSKI Université de Paris 8 (Vincennes-Saint-Denis)
KATHLEEN WILSON Professor of History, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA

Table of Contents

List of Figures Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction PART I: DISQUIETING THEORIES Taking Liberties: Sterne, Wilkes and Warburton; S.During Casanova: Inscriptions of Forgetting; C.Thomas Codified Indulgence: The Niceties of Libertine Ethics in Casanova and His Contemporaries; P.Cryle Kant, Sade and the Libertine Enlightenment; A.Corkhill Philosophical Liberty, Sexual Licence: The Ambiguity of Voltaire's Libertinage; S.Rivière PART II: IMPROPER WOMEN The Female Rake: Gender, Libertinism and Enlightenment; K.Wilson The Making of a Libertine Queen: Jeanne de la Motte and Marie-Antoinette; I.McCalman Secrecy and Enlightenment: Delarivier Manley's New Atlantis ; N.Parsons Authorship and Libertine Celebrity: Harriette Wilson's Regency Memoirs; L.O'Connell PART III: SPURIOUS PRACTICES Libertines and Radicals in the 1790s: The Strange Case of Charles Pigott I; J.Mee James Graham as Spiritual Libertine; P.Otto The Mysteries of Imposture: Count Cagliostro's Literary Legacy in German Romanticism; C.Knellwolf Children of the Midnight Mass; P.W.Lasowski Index

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