Le Sourire de Marie-Antoinette: la mort en surimpression dans Mémoires d’outre-tombe

In book five of the Mémoires d’outre-tombe Chateaubriand recalls Marie-Antoinette, superimposing the memory of her smile with that of her skull exhumed in 1815.

Dominique Jullien

A Nation of Foreigners: Chateaubriand and Repatriation

Though Chateaubriand is known as a great writer of exile, his memoirs present many instances of homecoming: his own in 1800, and those of Louis XVIII, his brother the comte d’Artois, and the remaining émigrés in 1814.

Andrew J. Counter

Fragments d’un voyage en France

In 1802, Chateaubriand plans a Voyage en France that will never be achieved.

Fabio Vasarri

Chateaubriand’s Time Travel in Tunis and Carthage: An Archaeology of Mappings

In the last part of his Itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem—the section on Tunis—Chateaubriand is primarily concerned with the quest for the great city of Carthage that is lost under its modern ruins.

Khalid Chaouch

From Spain’s Moors to Spain’s Colonies: Chateaubriand’s Mapping of Liberty and Equality in Les Aventures du dernier Abencérage

Where does Spain fit on the post-revolutionary map? Contemporary Spain remains marginalized at the periphery of European civilization, as if deemed not yet ready, like its colonies, to put Enlightenment ideals into practice.

Fabienne Moore


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