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Shadows of the Enlightenment : tragic drama during Europe's age of reason

Title
Shadows of the Enlightenment : tragic drama during Europe's age of reason / edited by Blair Hoxby.
ISBN
9780814215005
0814215009
9780814281819
0814281818
Publication
Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, [2022]
Copyright Notice Date
©2022
Physical Description
vi, 320 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
Summary
"Analyzes a diverse set of works-including Johann Christoph Gottsched, Voltaire, and Joanna Baillie- to show how the long eighteenth century experimented with dominant, residual, and emergent ideas of tragedy across Europe, revealing the paradoxical entanglement of antiquity and modernity within Enlightenment tragedy"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 31, 2022
Series
Classical memories/modern identities.
Classical memories/modern identities
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-303) and index.
Contents
Medæa in petticoats: she-tragedy and the domestication of passion / Alex Eric Hernandez
“Sentiments raisonnables”: Houdar de La Motte's tragedies of interest / Logan J. Connors
Zara's enthusiastic passions / James Harriman-Smith
Joanna Baillie, the Gothic bard, and her tragedies of fear / Blair Hoxby
Nil Volentibus Arduum, Baruch Spinoza, and the reason of tragedy / Russ Leo
Voltaire's subliminal Enlightenment: Sophoclean “simplicity” and the purpose of tragedy / Cécile Dudouyt
The rules of tragedy: Johann Christoph Gottsched and the question of modern tragedy / Adrian Daub
Jesuit tragedy: an underestimated stage of Enlightenment discourse / Stefan Tilg
Historicizing tragedy in the Enlightenment, or reading dramatic interiority in Racine / Larry F. Norman
The aesthetics of torture: Diderot's theater of cruelty / Joseph Harris
Lament and the temporality of philhellenism / Joshua Billings.
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