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Introduction: What, where, who is posterity?

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This introduction sets out the key questions to be explored in the volume, examining contemporaneous definitions and uses of ‘postérité’, and the complex temporal games that both anticipating and describing posterity entail. It considers the precariousness of relying on an unknown future public, how gaps and flexibility might enhance the likely survival of a text or its author, and how the idea of posterity (in its various configurations) acts as a motivating force, conditioning how an indivi...

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Published
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10.1080/20563035.2018.1473065

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
French
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Early Modern French Studies More from this journal
Volume:
40
Issue:
1
Pages:
2-10
Publication date:
2018-06-19
Acceptance date:
2017-10-12
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EISSN:
2056-3043
ISSN:
2056-3035
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pubs:797503
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uuid:6a112a2d-b9db-426f-bef0-397acc0b0842
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pubs:797503
Source identifiers:
797503
Deposit date:
2017-11-27

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