Shifting The Boundaries
Transformation of the Languages of Public and Private in the Eighteenth Century
Edited by Dario Castiglione and Lesley Sharpe
Dario Castiglione is Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Exeter.
Lesley Sharpe is Senior Lecturer in German, University of Exeter.
Contents Preface, Dario Castiglione preface, Lesley Sharpe this, that and the other - public, social and private in the 17th and 18th centuries, John Brewer regendering the republic of letters - private association in the public sphere, 1780-89, Dena Goodman addressing the public in 18th-century French fiction, Malcolm Cook scandalous femininity - prostitution and 18th-century narrative, Vivien Jones the fear of public disorder - marriage between revolution and reaction, Ursula Vogel Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel - argumentative strategies in the debate on the rights of women, Lesley Sharpe literatures of publicity and the right to freedom of the press in late-18th-century Germany - the case of Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, John Christian Laursen censorship and the conception of the public in late-18th-century Germany - or, are censorship and public opinion mutually exclusive?, Edoardo Tortarolo opinion's metamorphosis - Hume and the perception of public authority, Dario Castiglione an impartial actor - the private and the public sphere in Adam Smith's "Theory of Moral Sentiments", Maria Luisa Pesante William Godwin and the idea of historical commemoration - history as public memory and private sentiment, Mark Salber Phillips a historical postscript, Jonathan Barry
This carefully organized and scholarly collection can justifiably claim to have tested out the usefulness of the public/private distinction in a variety of new ways: the result is a thought-provoking read which will contain something of interest to most scholars of the eighteenth century.
Journal of European Studies
... a stimulating set of interdisciplinary essays concerned to trace the evolution of the private sphere in eighteenth-century Europe.
The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, Volume 57
Size: 232 x 154 mm
Publication: October 1, 1995