Discussion 9 – Women And Enlightenment

Discussion 9 – Women and Enlightenment

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This is a graded discussion: 2 points possible due May 24

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Blog reading: Dena Goodman, “Enlightenment Salons: The Convergence of Female and Philosophic Ambition” Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol. 22, No. 3, Special Issue: The French Revolution in Culture (Spring, 1989), pp. 329-350 (https://canvas.eee.uci.edu/courses/35456/files/13479461/download?download_frd=1)

Antoine Lilti, “The Kingdom of Politesse: Salons and the Republic of Letters in Eighteenth Century Paris” Republics of Letters: A Journal for the Study of Knowledge, Politics, and the Arts 1, no. 1 (2009): http://rofl.stanford.edu/node/38. (https://canvas.eee.uci.edu/courses/35456/files/13479462/download?download_frd=1)

Blog question: Read Goodman and Lilti, and summarize their key arguments and where they disagree. Find one primary source that you believe can say something important about this question. Provide all relevant details on the source – author, date, provenance (eg. a museum, a book, an archive) and explain why it is relevant to the discussion. Include a link to the text/image/object/musical piece if possible in your post. Comment on your classmate’s posts and check that they’ve provided all the details needed for us to establish this is a primary source that can offer evidence this historical question.


Background Reading: Carla Hesse, The Other Enlightenment: How French Women Became Modern (Princeton UP, 2001) Ch 1. (https://canvas.eee.uci.edu/courses/35456/files/13479463/download?download_frd=1)

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