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Dr Philippa Lewis

Dr Philippa Lewis

Dr Philippa Lewis
BA(Oxon), MPhil(Cantab), PhD(Cantab)

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

19 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Research summary

My research focuses on French literature of the long nineteenth century with an emphasis on cultural history, the history of emotions, and the medical humanities. I seek to recover a more supple vision of nineteenth-century cultural production and reception by working across genres and forms, and between disciplines. My first book, Intimacy and Distance: Conflicting Cultures in Nineteenth-Century France (Legenda, 2017), argues for a historicisation of the concept of intimacy. Through close readings of a diverse range of genres (verse, diaries, novels, travel literature), I show that intimacy and its lexicon came increasingly to the fore in the post-Revolutionary period as a new, but often ...

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