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Philip R. Stewart, Benjamin E. Powell Emeritus Professor of Romance Studies; French Studies

Philip R. Stewart

Philip Stewart received his PhD from Yale. His study of French narrative has led to the publication of Imitation and Illusion in the French Memoir-Novel, 1700-1750 (1969), Le Masque et la parole: le langage de l'amour au XVIIIe siécle (1973), an edition of Prévost's Cleveland (1977), two books of critical readings entitled Rereadings: Eight Early French Novels (1984) and Half-Told Tales: Dilemmas of Meaning in Three French Novels (1987), and a study of literary illustrations entitled Engraven Desire: Eros, Image, and Text in the French Eighteenth Century (1992). Recent projects include a translation of Rousseau’s Julie and an edition of Claude Crébillon’s Les Heureux Orphelins. Professor Stewart is a former president of the American Association of Teachers of French and a member of the Editorial Board of Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century.

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PhDYale University1967
Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude,Yale University1962

Research Interests:

17th- and 18th-Century French Narrative, Intellectual History, Literature and Art

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Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. P. Stewart, Réflexions sur le cas de Robert Challe: d’écrivain du roi à homme de lettre, in Le Pauvre Diable: destins de l’homme de lettres au XVIIIe siècle, edited by Henri Duranton (2006), pp. 109-119, Université de Saint-Étienne
  2. with S. Genand, "Cleveland" d'Antoine Prévost d'Exiles, Clefs Concours (2006), pp. 220, Paris: Atlande
  3. P. Stewart, Le devoir d’intervention: points, virgules, etc., dans les "Lettres persanes", in Montesquieu en 2005, edited by Catherine Volpilhac (2005), pp. 47–72, Oxford: The Voltaire Foundation
  4. P. Stewart, L’illustration du roman au XVIIIe siècle, edited by Jonathan Malinson, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, vol. 2005 no. 10 (2005), pp. 223– 233
  5. P. Stewart, L’illustration du roman au XVIIIe siècle, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, edited by Jonathan Mallinson, vol. 2005:10 (2005), pp. 223-33, Voltaire Foundation

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