Libertinism and literature in seventeenth-century France

Cover_Libertinism and literatureRichard Hodgson —

This volume brings together the papers and lectures given at a conference held at the University of British Columbia in September, 2006, the first one held in North America to address the relationship between libertinism and literature in seventeenth-century France. Sessions were devoted to La Fontaine, Molière, and La Mothe La Vayer as well as to libertinism in poetry, the novel and theatre. The texts studied include Molière’s Tartuffe, Cyrano de Bergerac’s La Mort d’Agrippine, and La Mothe Le Vayer’s Hexameron rustique. The two invited speakers were Jean-Charlles Darmon (ENS, Ulm) and Michèle Rosellini (ENS, Lettres et sciences humaines, Lyon).

Richard Hodgson (ed.), Libertinism and literature in seventeenth-century France : actes du colloque de Vancouver ; The University of British Columbia, 28-30 septembre 2006, Gunter Narr Verlag, 2009.
ISBN: 9783823364955