Friday, September 27, 2013

Montesquieu Dictionary

The Montesquieu Dictionary (formerly the Dictionnaire électronique Montesquieu) has been updated, and is now available in either French or English!

This free online resource (from the CNRS/ENS-Lyon) contains essays written by specialists in the field on topics related to Montesquieu, including his works, members of his intellectual circle, and concepts or places important to his writings and life. Essays are accompanied by a scholarly bibliography and references to the Voltaire Foundation/ENS/Classiques Garnier edition of the Oeuvres complètes. This is a great resource for either the specialist or for students, now that it is available in English!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Cécile Alduy on Marine Le Pen

Stanford French professor Cécile Alduy has been working lately on contemporary French politics and society, specifically on women and politics and ideas of the nation. Here's her article on Marine Le Pen, "The Devil's Daughter" that just came out in the Atlantic Monthly:

Monday, September 16, 2013

New Arrivals in French and Italian Studies

A selection of books that have recently made their way to the library . . .

French Works

Buti, Gilbert., and Philippe Hrodej. Dictionnaire des corsaires et des pirates. Paris: CNRS, 2013.

Cheng, François, Jacques Roubaud, Michel Deguy, Alain Borer, Jacques Réda, Marie-Claire Bancquart, Michel Butor, et al. Défense et illustration de la langue française aujourd'hui. Paris: Gaillard, 2013.

Cordillot, Michel. Utopistes et exilés du Nouveau Monde : des Français aux États-Unis, de 1848 à la Commune. Paris: Vendémiaire, 2013.

Dufour-Maître, Myriam. Héros ou personnages? : le personnel du théâtre de Pierre Corneille. Mont-Saint-Aignan: Publications des universités de Rouen et du Havre, 2013.

Feilla, Cecilia. The Sentimental Theatre of the French Revolution. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2013.

Lindner, Christoph, and Andrew Hussey. Paris-Amsterdam Underground: Essays On Cultural Resistance, Subversion, and Diversion. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2013.

Malraux, André, Henri Godard, and Jean-Louis Jeannelle. "Non" : fragments d'un roman sur la Résistance. [Paris]: Gallimard, 2013.

Oliver, Bette Wyn, Surviving the French Revolution: A Bridge across Time. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2013.

Polyné, Millery, The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2013.

Roberts, Penny. Peace and Authority During the French Religious Wars: C.1560-1600. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Sherman, Carol L., Reading Olympe De Gouges. First edition. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

St-Martin, A., & Viselli, Santé A. Les lumières au-delà des Alpes et des Pyrénées : communications, transferts et échanges. Paris: Hermann, 2013.

Verne, Jules, Teri J. Hernández, and Arthur B. Evans. Travel Scholarships. Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, 2013.

Italian Works

Calvino, Italo., Michael Wood, and M. L McLaughlin. Italo Calvino: Letters, 1941-1985, Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013].

Cavallo, Jo Ann, The World Beyond Europe In the Romance Epics of Boiardo and Ariosto. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Cox, Virginia. Lyric Poetry by Women of the Italian Renaissance. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.

Ferrari, Chiara, The Rhetoric of Violence and Sacrifice In Fascist Italy: Mussolini, Gadda, Vittorini. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Gundle, Stephen, Christopher Duggan, and Giuliana Pieri. The Cult of the Duce: Mussolini and the Italians. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2013.

Masciandaro, Franco, The Stranger As Friend: The Poetics of Friendship In Homer, Dante, and Boccaccio. Firenze, Italy: Firenze University Press, 2013.

Negri, Antonio, Giuseppe Caccia, Jason E. Smith, Isabella Bertoletti, James Cascaito, and Andrea Casson. The Winter Is Over: Writings On Transformation Denied, 1989-1995. Los Angeles : Semiotext(e), 2013.

Orlandi, Angela. "Ora diremo di Napoli" : i traffici dell'area campana nei manuali di commercio. Firenze, Italy: Firenze University Press, 2012.

Scarton, Elisabetta. Corrispondenza degli ambasciatori fiorentini a Napoli. Salerno: Carlone, 2002.

brought to you by...
Sarah Sussman, curator of French and Italian Collections