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Rutgers University, Camden (Camden, NJ 08102-1405)
English Showalter (Project Director: September 1996 to present)

An Edition of the Correspondence of Mme de Graffigny (1695- 1758), Novelist and Playwright

To support the preparation of two volumes of the correspondence of Francoise deGraffigny (1695-1758), French novelist, playwright, and salon hostess during the French Enlightenment.

Francoise de Graffigny (1695-1758) was a novelist, playwright, and salon hostess. Her voluminous correspondence provides important information about her own life and works, about literary society during the French Enlightenment, and about women's lives in the period. This project is to prepare for publication the text and annotation of volumes 8 and 9, of a projected total of 14; four volumes are already in print.

Project fields:
French Literature

Collaborative Research

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$35,000 (approved)
$31,504 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1997 – 6/30/1998