Curiosity in the works of Alexandre Dumas

01 October 2017 → 30 September 2022
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of literary studies
    • Other languages and literary studies
French literature nineteenth century history of ideas cultural studies curiosity Alexandre Dumas
Project description

This project examines the role of curiosity and its literary representation in Alexandre Dumas’ oeuvre. My aim is twofold: (1) to expand Blumenberg’s inquiry on curiosity into the French nineteenth century. This will allow me (2) to show how Dumas’ quest and his work epitomise the ravishing uncertainty and unrest of his era.