PhD student in British Literature
Université Paris Cité (LARCA, CNRS UMR 8225).
Title of PhD Thesis: “The Rake’s Progress: contribution to an archaeology of predation” under the supervision of Profs. Frédéric Ogée (Université Paris Cité) and Paul Baines (University of Liverpool).
This entry explores the rake archetype from his literary origins as a symbol of male elitism and excess, to his cultural impact on eighteenth-century collective consciousness. From his inception during the Restoration to his apparent decline towards the end of the Georgian era, the figure seems deeply intertwined with the specific hic et nunc of eighteenth-century Great Britain.