Events > Revolutionary Uses of Print: Publicity and Political Legitimacy during the French Terror (1793-1794)

A Public Lecture by Carla Hesse

Peder Sather Chair in the Department of History at UC Berkeley

Date: Friday, September 16, 2011
Time: 5:30pm
Place: McGill University, Bronfman Building, Room 151

The Interacting with Print research group is hosting a public lecture by Carla Hesse on Friday, September 16, 2011. Carla Hesse, Peder Sather chair in the Department of History at UC Berkeley, is one of the leading historians in the field of French History of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Among her many publications in the field of French book history, she is best known for her Publishing and Cultural Politics in Revolutionary Paris, 1789-1810 (UC Press, 1991) and The Other Enlightenment: How French Women Became Modern (Princeton, 2001). The Other Enlightenment is a landmark monograph that changed the standard narrative about the negative implications of the French Revolution for women by demonstrating that publications by female authors actually increased substantially in the early nineteenth century. Her talk will examine the political uses of print during the French Revolution. Please note that the talk will be given in English.

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