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Herbert Josephs
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI 48824-3407)

The Marquis de Sade and the Enlightenment "Sleep of Reason"

To examine the fascination with the irrational and the perverse during the latter part of the French Enlightenment (approximately 1760-89). This summer's work will be restricted to an examination of the Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) and the perversions, especially sexual and violent, which have come to be designated as sadism.

Project fields:
French Literature

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1975 – 8/31/1975