Performative Polemic

Kathrina Ann LaPorta

Performative Polemic offers a literary history of the French-language pamphlets that denounced absolutism during Louis XIV’s personal reign (1661-1715). The book employs performativity as a conceptual framework to trace the evolution of these pamphlets from legalistic texts indicting the French Crown to satirical narratives that transformed the Sun King into a laughable object of derision.

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781644532096
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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