Enlightenment and Emancipation
Susan Manning and Peter France (Eds.)
With the publication of Enlightenment and Emancipation, we at last have a true and attentive taxonomy of emancipation, a disciplined overview that examines this process in all its aspects, whether as a literary theme, a state of political affairs, a philosophical ideal, or even a musical motif. Fresh and daring...indispensable to eighteenth-century studies. - Kevin L. Cope, Louisiana State University.
About the editors:
Susan Manning is Grierson Professor of English literature and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. She has published two books on Scottish and American Literature of the Enlightenment and Romantic periods: The Puritanical-Provincial Vision and Fragments of Union. Dr. Manning is a past President of the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society, and with Nicholas Phillipson she convenes the Leverhulme Science of Man in Scotland project.
Peter France is Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the British Academy. His books include Rhetoric and Truth in France: Descartes to Diderot and Politeness and Its Discontents. He is the editor of The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French and The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation.