Symposium / Seminar

Jean-Alexandre Perras - "The Paradoxical Value of Frivolity in 18th-century France"

Le 29 April 2019 De 10:00 à 12:00
Le 29 April 2019 De 10:00 à 12:00
Salle de réunion, allée B, rez-de-chaussée

Jean-Alexandre Perras is a research associate at the Maison Française and the Voltaire Foundation of Oxford University. His thesis (Montreal University / University Paris 8), dealt with the history of genius between the XVIth and XVIIIth centuries. On this topic, he published L’Exception exemplaire: Inventions et usages du génie (Garnier Classics, 2015). Pursuing his works on the issue of value under the Ancien Régime, he now focuses more specifically on the notion of frivolity and its bearings on the practices of sociability and literary hierarchies.

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