French tragedy is usually taken to be a passionless, cerebral genre that refused all forms of violence. This book explores the heretofore unrecognized rhetorical, literary, and performance strategies through which violence persisted, contextualizing neoclassical tragedies of Rotrou, Racine, and Corneille in a longer philosophical history from Ovid to Pasolini.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Publisher||Fordham University Press|
|Number of pages||249|
|State||Published - Aug 2020|
- feminist studies
- political theory