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Scholar to give Sept. 11 talk on pre-revolutionary Paris
Scholar to give Sept. 11 talk on pre-revolutionary ParisSeptember 05, 2003Matthew R. Snydermrsnyder@syr.edu
Robert Darnton will give a free lecture on ” Mlle. Bonafon and the Private Life of Louis XV: What the Butler Saw and What the Public Read in 18th-Century France” Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. in the 1916 Room of E.S. Bird Library as part of the History of the Book Seminar Series.
Darnton is the Shelby Cullom Davis ’30 Professor of European History at Princeton University and a leading authority on the history of books and censorship. He has authored scores of articles and 20 books, most having to do with literature and the Enlightenment. His lecture will concern the history of reading and the seditious literature that circulated “under the cloak” in pre-revolutionary Paris. He will also focus on romans a clef.