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Professor Roger Pearson FBA

Western Europe France French Language and Literature History Historical Studies of Language and Literature
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About this Fellow

Voltaire and the Enlightenment; Mallarme; nineteenth-century French poetry, with particular reference to the role and function of the poet as lawgiver

Website: http://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/pearson

Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of French, University of Oxford; Emeritus Fellow, The Queen's College, Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Emeritus Professor of French, University of Oxford; Emeritus Fellow, Queen's College University of Oxford, 2017
  • University Lecturer (C.U.F.); Fellow and Praelector in French, The Queen's College, University of Oxford, 1977

Publications

Voltaire Almighty: A Life in Pursuit of Freedom 2006

Mallarmé and Circumstance: The Translation of Silence 2004

Unfolding Mallarmé: The Development of a Poetic Art 1996

The Fables of Reason: A Study of Voltaire's 'contes philosophiques' 1993

Stendhal's Violin: A Novelist and his Reader 1988

Unacknowledged Legislators: The Poet as Lawgiver in Post-Revolutionary France 2016

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