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dc.contributor.authorGoodman, Jessicaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-02T13:07:44Z
dc.date.available2015-06-02T13:07:44Z
dc.date.issued2016-01-22en
dc.identifier.citationGoodman. Romance Studies (2016) Vol. 33, Issue 3-4, pp. 179-191. doi: 10.1080/02639904.2015.1124215en
dc.identifier.issn0263-9904
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/248164
dc.description.abstractAs France was struggling to find ways to shape its national history and cultural heritage following the Revolution, an unknown author in a minor genre was reflecting on what the recent social and political upheaval meant for the celebrated protagonists of France’s past and present. François de Pagès, in his 1800 dialogues des morts, brings together the illustrious dead to comment on the world they have left behind, and on their own lives and legacies. A particular concern, articulated by Mirabeau, Marat, Voltaire, Rousseau and others, is what it takes to be remembered, and conversely, to be forgotten. This article explores this question first as it appeared in the reality of 1790s France – from the ‘impossible’ Panthéon, to the reimagining of pre-revolutionary cultural icons – then as it is set out in Pagès’ text, which brings together pre- and post-revolutionary greats, and examines their relative ‘gloire’. I underline the contentious nature of the ‘grand homme’ in the revolutionary decade, and suggest that the capacity of literary creation to provide a durable but flexible form of cultural memory is one of the reasons for the renewed popularity of the dialogue des morts in this period.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherManey
dc.subjectposterityen
dc.subjectPanthéonen
dc.subjecteighteenth-century Franceen
dc.subjectmemoryen
dc.subjectcommemorationen
dc.subjectdialogue of the deaden
dc.title‘Le Néant de ce qu’on appelle gloire’: Post-Revolutionary Cultural Memory and the Dialogue des Mortsen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Taylor & Francis via http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02639904.2015.1124215en
prism.endingPage191
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameRomance Studiesen
prism.startingPage179
prism.volume33en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/02639904.2015.1124215en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-01-22en
dc.identifier.eissn1745-8153
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2018-01-22


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