Revolution, Humanity and Pity. Victor Hugo's Quatrevingt -Treize

  • Emanuela Piga University of Cagliari
Keywords: Revolution, Humanity, Pity, French Revolution

Abstract

This work focalizes on the third part of Victor Hugo's Quatrevingt-treize: "En Vendée", in particular on the sixth volume, ("C'est après la victoire qu'a lieu le combat") and on the seventh (“Féodalité et révolution”). The aim is to cross the historiographical perspective inscribed in the novel with the analysis of how Hugo, through the characters construction, expresses the moral conflict that marked the years  of the French Revolution and then characterized the Jacobin ideology during the Reign of Terror.

Author Biography

Emanuela Piga, University of Cagliari
Research fellow in Comparative Literature at the University of Cagliari and editorial supervisor of the academic and peer-reviewed journal Between, she achieved her PhD in 2009 at the University of Bologna for her thesis entitled Memory and Representation of historical violence in late XX Century. In 2008 she was visiting scholar at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies of the University of London, where she worked on a project on culture and memory. In 2004 she specialized in General and Comparative Literature at the University of Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle, with a thesis on otherness and the representation of violence in the rewriting of myth female characters in Christa Wolf. She's presently working on memory and history in the european novel.

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Published
2012-05-29
How to Cite
Piga, E. (2012). Revolution, Humanity and Pity. Victor Hugo’s <i>Quatrevingt -Treize</i&gt;. Between, 2(3). https://doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/439
Section
Literature and Human Rights