Pierre Saint-Amand


PIERRE SAINT-AMAND, Professor, Francis Wayland Professor of French Studies and Comparative literature. Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University.

He teaches the 18th-century novel, the philosophy of the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, literary criticism and theory, among other fields. His publications include: DiderotLe labyrinthe de la relation (1984), Séduire ou la passion des Lumières (1987; English trans. [The Libertine's Progress], 1994), Les Lois de l'hostilité: La politique à l'âge des Lumières (1992; English trans. [The Laws of Hostility], 1996). He is the editor of these special issues of Stanford French Review: Diderot; Le Roman au XVIIIe siècle: Postérités; Autonomy and the Enlightenment (1984, 1987, 1993), and of Thérèse philosophe; Confession d'une jeune fille (Paris: Gallimard, 'Bibliothèque de la Pléiade', 2000, 2005). His most recent publication is The Pursuit of Laziness: An Idle Interpretation of the Enlightenment (2011). He has contributed to the following books: Dilemmes du roman (1990), Marguerite Duras (1994), Duras, Dieu et l’écrit (1998), Terror and Consensus: Vicissitudes of French Thought (1998), Sexualité, mariage et famille au XVIIIe siècle (1998), Progrès et violence au XVIIIe siècle (2001), Using the Encyclopédie (2002), Marie Antoinette: Writings on the Body of a Queen (2003), Approaches to Teaching Rousseau’s Confessions and Reveries (2003), Femmes et libertinage (2003), Du genre libertin (2004), The Flesh in the Text (2007), Rousseau and Freedom (2010), New Essays on Diderot (2011). He has published widely on topics of literary criticism in journals such as Romanic Review, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth-Century, Stanford French Review, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Diderot Studies, Critique, Furor, SubStance, Nouvelle Revue Française, Revue des Sciences Humaines, and Critical Inquiry.  >>More Information


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