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Ce qui s’enseigne. The Querelle des collèges and the Emergence of Littérature, 1750–1789

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This study examines an important eighteenth-century French querelle about literary education which has so far gone unacknowledged by scholars as a querelle and which, I argue, helped redefine contemporary notions of littérature. This querelle is the series of disputes about how to reform literary education in the collèges, which gathered momentum in the early 1760s, following the expulsion of the Jesuits and the publication of Rousseau’s Émile (1762). I propose that we call this querelle t...

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Gemma Tidman More by this author

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