The Vf is in the midst of a big project to digitise all 550+ books from the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series into the Oxford University Research Archive.
1 December 2016 marked three centuries since the birth of this remarkable actor of the Enlightenment stage. No other artist of that time seemed better able to tap into the wishes and convictions of his beneficiaries or contemporaries.
Voltaire had long-running and complicated relationships with the Jacobites, the supporters of the exiled Stuarts, the Catholic dynasty which was overthrown and replaced by the Protestant William of Orange in 1688.
Ce volume comporte une bibliographie des travaux critiques exploités dans l’ensemble de l’édition de la Correspondance de Pierre Bayle (vols 1-14), ainsi qu’un index général.
Contributor: Eric-Olivier Lochard
Voltaire presents us with a paradox. He wrote a huge amount – the definitive edition of his Complete works will comprise around 200 volumes – and yet he is really famous for his short sentences.
Pour marquer la Journée internationale des femmes nous nous tournons vers Françoise de Graffigny, femme de lettres.
Martin followed a first degree in French and German with a doctorate on J.-J. Rousseau and Machiavelli, both taken at the University of Oxford. He joined the Voltaire Foundation shortly after it was bequeathed to the University of Oxford on Theodore Besterman’s death in 1976. He spent several years on the completion of Ralph Leigh’s Correspondance complète de J.-J.
Lyn Roberts graduated from the University of Wales, Swansea with a BA Hons in English and French before completing a postgraduate Diploma in Publishing. She has worked in a variety of editorial, commissioning and sales roles for academic, textbook and educational publishers (Pearson, John Wiley, CGP Books), and is now Senior Publishing Manager on the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series.
My main area of research is Voltaire’s marginalia. I am generally interested in the French eighteenth century, in manuscripts and book history, in the genesis of literary texts, in writerly strategies in polemical works, and in Voltaire’s production in the 1770s, particularly his Questions sur l’Encyclopédie. Before working on Voltaire I lectured in French and literary translation at St Francis Xavier University (Canada), and was involved in studies on Flaubert biography.