Publié le April 9, 2024 | Updated on April 9, 2024

Logan J.Connors : Theater, War, and Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Empire

This is the first study of French theater and war at a time of global revolutions, colonial violence, and radical social transformation. Analyzing France and its largest Caribbean colony (Saint-Domingue), and spanning the Old Regime and Revolution, Logan Connors presents an ambitious, richly interdisciplinary argument, grounded in theater and performance studies, literary analysis of drama, and cultural, military, and gender history. Demonstrating how war and soldiering catalyzed new drama types and fostered theater's expansion into France's geographical and social peripheries, the study also shows how theater emerged as a dynamic space in which military practices could be re-imagined. This major scholarly intervention provides unparalleled insight into theater's engagement with international and domestic war efforts during a transformational period in global history.

Book available : Cambridge University Press
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    Cambridge University Press
  • Author(s)

    Logan J. Connors is Professor and Chair of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami. He is also the author of two other monographs: The Emergence of a Theatrical Science of Man in France (1660-1740) (Liverpool University Press/Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 2020); and Dramatic Battles in Eighteenth-Century France (Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment/Voltaire Foundation, 2012).

    He was a 2019-20 Fellow at the Collegium de Lyon.