FRC Publications

Heart- and Soul-Like Constructs across Languages, Cultures, and Epochs

Author/editor: Bert Peeters

Year published: 2019

All languages and cultures appear to have one or more "mind-like" constructs that supplement the human body. Linguistic evidence suggests they all have a word for someone , and another word for body , but that doesn’t mean that whatever else makes up a human being (i.e. someone) apart from the body...

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Writing the Landscape: Exposing Nature in French Women's Fiction 1789–1815

Author/editor: Christie Margrave

Year published: 2019

Women novelists were among the most popular authors of the First Republic and First Empire, yet they are frequently overlooked in favour of their canonical male counterparts. Their penchant for sentimental novels has led some later critics to take their writing at face value as apolitical and...

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Women and Work in Premodern Europe: Experiences, Relationships and Cultural Representation, c. 1100-1800

Author/editor: Merridee L. Bailey, Tania M. Colwell, Julie Hotchin

Year published: 2018

This book re-evaluates and extends understandings about how work was conceived and what it could entail for women in the premodern period in Europe from c . 1100 to c . 1800. It does this by building on the impressive growth in literature on women’s working experiences, and by adopting new...

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Decentring France: Multilingualism and Power in Contemporary French Cinema

Author/editor: Gemma King

Year published: 2017

In a world defined by the flow of people, goods and cultures, many contemporary French films explore the multicultural nature of today's France through language. From rival lingua francas such as English to socio-politically marginalised languages such as Arabic or Kurdish, multilingual characters...

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Sounds of liberty: Music, radicalism and reform in the Anglophone world, 1790–1914

Author/editor: Kate Bowan, Paul A. Pickering

Year published: 2017

Throughout the long nineteenth-century the sounds of liberty resonated across the Anglophone world. Focusing on radicals and reformers committed to the struggle for a better future, this book explores the role of music in the transmission of political culture over time and distance. Following in...

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Antiquarianism and the Visual Histories of Louis XIV: Artifacts for a Future Past

Author/editor: Robert Wellington

Year published: 2015

Antiquarianism and the Visual Histories of Louis XIV: Artifacts for a Future Past provides a new interpretation of objects and images commissioned by Louis XIV (1638-1715) to document his reign for posterity. The Sun King's image-makers based their prediction of how future historians would...

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Rule Britannia? Britain and Britishness 1707–1901

Author/editor: Peter Lindfield, Christie Margrave

Year published: 2015

The concept of Britishness – and its constituent facets – has, over the past decade, come increasingly to the fore. In particular, this can be seen in the politically and socially engaging debates surrounding the Scottish Referendum in 2014. It is an idea – manifested both physically and...

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Vietnam and the Colonial Condition of French Literature

Author/editor: Leslie Barnes

Year published: 2014

Vietnam and the Colonial Condition of French Literature explores an aspect of modern French literature that has been consistently overlooked in literary histories: the relationship between the colonies—their cultures, languages, and people—and formal shifts in French literary production. Starting...

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Art and Time

Author/editor: Derek Allan

Year published: 2013

A well-known feature of great works of art is their power to “live on” long after the moment of their creation – to remain vital and alive long after the culture in which they were born has passed into history. This power to transcend time is common to works as various as the plays of Shakespeare,...

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Representing Humanity in the Age of Enlightenment

Author/editor: Alexander Cook, Ned Curthoys, Shino Konishi

Year published: 2013

The Enlightenment era saw European thinkers increasingly concerned with what it meant to be human. This collection of essays traces the concept of ‘humanity’ through revolutionary politics, feminist biography, portraiture, explorer narratives, libertine and Orientalist fiction, the philosophy of...

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