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The Novel in 1816: Post-Revolutionary Heroism and Modernity


Thursday 12 March 2015, 2-4

Millburn House, room F25a

A seminar by Prof. Patrick O'Donovan (Cork) on Benjamin Constant's Adolphe. Respondent Dr Katherine Astbury (Warwick).

After the research paper, we will have an open discussion about the following issues:

  • the relationship between politics and literature in 1816 across Europe (and beyond?)
  • the representation of freedom
  • the pleasure of the literary
  • how novels tackle new social realities
  • the role of translations and translators

Please come ready to think about these matters in relation to the novel in your country of specialism.