Enlightened Violence – Violent Enlightenment

Session at the Eleventh Quadrennial Congress of

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Tuesday, Aug. 5th


Time-slot 1: 8.30-10.00 am

8.30 Introduction

8.45 François-Emmanuel Boucher (Royal Military Coll. of Canada, Kingston, ON, Can.): Fénélon, Lesage and the Desasters of the War of Spanish Succession

9.00 Flavio Gregori (Università Ca'Foscari di Venezia, IT): The Domestication of Belligerence in the Eighteenth-Century Epic: Alexander Pope's Iliad and Odyssey as the Abandonment of the True Grand Style

9.15 Discussion 1

9.30 Andrea Puehringer (Universitaet Marburg/GH Kassel, Germany): Violence in War. The Presentation of Physical Violence in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Art

9.45 Discussion 2


Time-slot 2: 1.30-3.00 pm

1.30 Andrew Lincoln (School of English and Drama, University of London), The Mercenary, the Savage, and the Civilized War: The Case of Walter Scott.

1.45 Anthony Jarrels (English Department, William Patterson University, NJ, USA): Why Literature Rose but not the People: Writing and Violence in post-1789 England

2.00 Discussion 1

2.15 Monika Ritzer (Universitaet Leipzig, Germany): Representations of Violence in Enlightenment Tragedy

2.30 John R.J. Eyck (Washington D.C., USA): Losing Your Head over Lady Jane Gray, or How a Sentimental Revolution Turned Revolting

2.45 Discussion 2


Time-slot 3: 3.30-5.00 pm

3.30 Mary Trouille (Illinois State University, IL, USA): Buried Alive. Genlis's Gothic Tales of Domestic Violence

3.45 Ricarda Schmidt (University of Manchester, UK): Virtue and Violence. Naive, Ironic, Rationalising, and Critical Presentations of this Nexus in 18th-Century European Prose

4.00 Discussion 1

4.15 Murray L. Brown (Georgia State University, GA, USA): Sir Charles Grandison: Violence Depicted and Diffused

4.30 Louise Barnett (Rutgers University, USA): Swift's Satiric Violence

4.45 Discussion 2