Reading & Writing

Gravure de Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni par Couché fils,1826

Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni

CHARRIER-VOZEL Marianne
England held a special allure for French readers. This attraction is evident in the titles Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni gave to her novels as much as in the names of her characters. Her correspondence with David Garrick and Robert Liston also reveals the fundamental role sociability played in both the circulation of theatrical works between the two countries and in the evolution of eighteenth-century theatrical creation.
S.T. Coleridge

Notebook writing (and Romanticism)

PAGE-JONES Kimberley
Many Romantic poets and thinkers kept notebooks to jot down miscellaneous entries ranging from minute observations of natural objects, fragments of lectures or poems to records of dreams and nightmares, or metaphysical reflections.
Fête de la Fédération

Women's travel writing

PAGE-JONES Kimberley

This entry deals with female travel narratives to the Continent, with a focus on those written during the revolutionary decade (1789-1800). It aims to show how sociability – sociable practices, culture, values – was a key topic for understanding the Continental other (its character, manners and mores) but also a rhetorical mode of writing one’s self in relation to the other.