Nadine Berenguier

Nadine Berenguier
University of New Hampshire | UNH · Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Ph .D.

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Introduction
Nadine Berenguier retired from the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of New Hampshire. Nadine does research in Cultural History. In her most recent articles she wrote about Constance de Salm and her relationship with Germany. She currently works on the German and English translations of conduct books published by Marie Leprince de Beaumont and Louise d'Epinay.
Additional affiliations
September 1995 - present
University of New Hampshire
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Professor of French Literature specializing in 18th-century literature, and issues related to women's education.

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Publications (19)
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This article focuses on a little-known text by Constance de Salm (1767–1845), an author of increasing interest to specialists in early nineteenth-century literature. It examines in particular the reasons why an ambitious woman of letters with a long-standing experience in Germany never finished (and published) a comparative study she intended to wr...
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Mary McAlpin sets out to analyse a major obsession of the Enlightenment: the belief that society, although it could be improved through reforms, was equally threatened by a process of ‘hyper-civilization’ that led to its degradation. She argues that at the core of this cultural anxiety was the sexual development of young and innocent women, the ing...
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During the eighteenth-century, at a time when secular and religious authors in France were questioning women's efforts to read, a new literary genre emerged: conduct books written specifically for girls and unmarried young women. In this carefully researched and thoughtfully argued book, Professor Nadine Bérenguier shares an in-depth analysis of th...
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The Fiction of Enlightenment: Women of Reason in the French Eighteenth Century undertakes a systematic study of the concept of reason in the works of three female writers of the French eighteenth century: Françoise de Graffigny, Marie Jeanne Riccoboni, and Isabelle de Charrière. Heidi Bostic examines their contributions to the Enlightenment discour...
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At the same time that secular and religious authorities pressed women's efforts to read, conduct books written specifically for girls and young unmarried women emerged as a new genre. Nadine Berenguier offers an in-depth analysis of this development in eighteenth-century France, situating conduct books in the context of Enlightenment concerns about...
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In Louder than Words, Geraldine Sheridan goes beyond what is revealed by the written word to embark on an exploration of the visual representation of female work in the eighteenth century. Her main sources are Descriptions des arts et métiers, published between 1761 and 1788 by the Académie royale des sciences, and the well-known volumes of engravi...
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Nadine Bêrenguier is Associate Professor of French at the University of New Hampshire. Her book L'infortune des alliances: contrat, marriage et fiction (1995) came out of her research on family and legal issues. She is currently preparing a book investigating the particularities of conduct books addressed to women who should not be reading: the you...
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Le christianisme et la morale qui en découle ont fait de la virginité l'objet d'un culte exceptionnel. «Quasiment inconnue de l'Ancien Testament, méprisée des païens qui n'en forgent que des caricatures, falsifiée par les hérétiques, la virginité est le lot de la seule église chrétienne», affirme Marie-Odile Métral dans Le mariage. Les hésitations...
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Didaktische Texte und Romane des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts berührten sich in vieler Hinsicht. Die Lektüre von Romanen galt allerdings besonders für junge Frauen als gefährlich. Welche Texte durften diese Frauen dann lesen, wenn sie wissen wollten, was sie von ihrem künftigen Leben in der Gesellschaft zu erwarten hatten ? Sie konnten zu Verhaltensbre...
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Nadine Bérenguier is Assistant Professor of French at Harvard University. Her current research focuses on the relationship between law and literature in eighteenth-century France.
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In Love in the Western World, Denis de Rougemont affirms that "to judge by literature, adultery would seem to be one of the most remarkable of occupations in both Europe and America. Few are the novels that fail to allude to it." In Adultery in the Novel Tony Tanner reaches similar conclusions: "Adultery as a phenomenon is in evidence in literature...
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Nadine Bérenguier is Assistant Professor of French at Harvard University. She has written articles on Barthes, Diderot, and the question of adultery. She is working on the representation of the family in eighteenth-century novels. Her research interests also include the relations between literature and law in eighteenth-century France. 1. Nicolas S...

Projects

Projects (2)
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At the moment, I focus on the prefaces of the translations to find out out the impact of translations on authorial agency.
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I am working on Constance de Salm's work on Germany.