Join us for a TORCH Book at Lunchtime online webinar on Born to Write: Literary Families and Social Hierarchy in Early Modern France by Professor Neil Kenny.
About the book:
It is easy to forget how deeply embedded in social hierarchy was in the literature and learning that has come down to us from the early modern European world. From fiction to philosophy, from poetry to history, works of all kinds emerged from and through the social hierarchy that was a fundamental fact of everyday life. Paying attention to it changes how we might understand and interpret the works themselves, whether canonical and familiar or largely forgotten. But a second, related fact is much overlooked too: works also often emanated from families, not just from individuals.