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Rebecca Ford

Assistant Professor in French and Francophone Studies, Faculty of Arts

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Expertise Summary

My research interests include the following areas: Enlightenment thought and literature; the Encyclopédie; eighteenth-century science and industry (especially mineralogy, mining and metallurgy); d'Holbach; Bernardin de Saint-Pierre and his correspondance.

Teaching Summary

My teaching interests centre on eighteenth-century French literature and culture. I teach the second-year module 'Enlightenment Literature: An Introduction' (R12088) and the final-year module 'Peuple… read more

Research Summary

I am currently involved in preparing a new edition of Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's Oeuvres completes, working with Simon Davies (QUB) on the Harmonies de la nature. I am also in the early stages of a… read more

Selected Publications

My teaching interests centre on eighteenth-century French literature and culture. I teach the second-year module 'Enlightenment Literature: An Introduction' (R12088) and the final-year module 'Peuple and Propaganda: Representing the French Revolution' (R13159)

Current Research

I am currently involved in preparing a new edition of Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's Oeuvres completes, working with Simon Davies (QUB) on the Harmonies de la nature. I am also in the early stages of a new project exploring eighteenth-century French interest in the industrial landscape.

Past Research

My PhD thesis on the Encyclopédie looked at the place and function of mineralogy in the Encyclopédie and especially at the role of the baron d'Holbach, principal Encyclopédie contributor on mineralogy (as well as author of radical articles on religion), key materialist philosophe and translator and disseminator of much German and Swedish knowledge of mineralogy. From 2006-14 I was involved in editing the first complete edition of the correspondence of Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (published online through Electronic Enlightenment).

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