The Gentle Art of Persuasion: The Wars of Liberation and Themes of Liberty and Nationalism in Germaine de Staël’s Corinne and On Germany” Colloquium Helveticum. Spr 2008.

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Publications:
The Gentle Art of Persuasion: Ethical Aesthetics and Themes of Liberty and Nationalism in Germaine de Staël’s Corinne and Political Propaganda during the Napoleonic Wars

I take an interdisciplinary approach to the anti-Napoleonic culture and propaganda during the Wars of Liberation in Europe that ended with Napoleon's defeat in 1814.

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Italian Cultural Patrimony and Memories of Revolution: Louise Stolberg’s Anti-Napoleonic Florentine Salon and Neoclassicism in the Work of Francois Xavier Fabre, Vittorio Alfieri and Germaine de Staël’s Corinne

This paper is about Italy's vast art treasures, and their use in propaganda campaigns (both imperial and republican) during the Napoleonic wars.

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The Semiotic Language of Patriotism: German Romanticism and Genetic Historicism in Political Propaganda during the Wars of Liberation, 1812-1815

This paper describes the creation of a homogenous semiotic lexicon of nationalist propaganda referents in German Romanticism during the Napoleonic Wars.

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The Neoclassical Belisarius and the Napoleonic Code: The Dilemma of Corporeal Kingship and Republic in the Revolutionary Politics of Jacques Louis David, Jean-François Marmontel and Stephanie-Felicité Genlis

This paper exams the genres of French Neoclassical painting and theater as forums for promoting legislative reforms in France from the Louis XVI's ancien regime to Napoleon's Empire.

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