The French Revolution and the European Imagination-Liberty and Terror


Utilizing a combination of literary and historical texts, this conference explored the French Revolution’s significance for a range of European writers in the generation immediately following the Revolution’s conclusion, for it is this generation who was first able to look back upon—and attempt to understand—the Revolution in its entirety.


Conference Readings

Büchner, Georg. Danton's Death, Leonce and Lena, Woyzeck. Translated by Victor Price. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971.

Carlyle, Thomas. The French Revolution. London: The Echo Library, 2005.

Dickens, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Dumas, Alexandre. One Thousand and One Ghosts. Translated by Andrew Brown. London: Hesperus Press Limited, 2004.

Shelley, Percy Blysshe. The Revolt of Islam. Unknown: Unknown, Unknown.