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Paul Ilie
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA 90089-0012)

Voltaire and Spain: A Study in National Imagery

To study the works of Voltaire as they reflect a stereotyped cultural concept of the Hispanic world. The topic has been generally ignored by scholars, in spite of the profound importance of French-Spanish relations during Voltaire's lifetime. The grantee plans to examine the texts as ethnological discourse reflecting Voltaire’s value-system and his self-awareness.

Project fields:
French Literature

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1978 – 6/30/1978