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Variations of Vileness: An Introduction

Patterson, Jonathan and Wilton-Godberfforde, Emilia (2017). Variations of Vileness: An Introduction. Early Modern French Studies, 39(2) pp. 90–98.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/20563035.2017.1378418
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Abstract

The guest editors explain how this special issue of Early Modern French Studies identifies and explores the significance of the vile in three key regards: i) the heuristic value of repulsive bodies; ii) a search for transcendent beauty in death and decay; iii) revilement along linguistic, social, and political lines. They argue that, within and between these wider phenomena, variations of vileness tellingly illuminate the difficulties of calibrating moral and aesthetic categories with those of a changing socio-political hierarchy.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 2056-3043
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics > Languages
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
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Item ID: 49301
Depositing User: Emilia Wilton-Godberfforde
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2018 14:49
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/49301
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