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“Queen of Fashion,” a lecture on Marie-Antoinette by Professor Caroline Weber, 9/21

September 21, 2007IASEvents0

Caroline Weber is an associate professor of French and Comparative Literature at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her most recent book is QUEEN OF FASHION: WHAT MARIE ANTOINETTE WORE TO THE REVOLUTION (Henry Holt 2006), which both the New York Times and the Washington Post named one of the best books of 2006. Her other titles include TERROR AND ITS DISCONTENTS: SUSPECT WORDS IN REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE (Minnesota 2003) and a co-edited volume called FRAGMENTS OF REVOLUTION (Yale 2002). She is currently at work on a study of ideology in bourgeois drama, and, with Peter Brooks, on a new translated edition of Sade’s PHILOSOPHY IN THE BOUDOIR. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review; her essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Vogue, Bookforum, Washington Post Bookworld, and in many academic journals. Cosponsored by The Department of French and Italian.

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