Dr Andrew Counter to Receive MLA Prize

The Amorous Restoration

Congratulations to Dr Andrew Counter on his outstanding achievement:

The Modern Language Association of America announced it is awarding its twenty-fifth annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies to Andrew Joseph Counter, of the University of Oxford, for his book The Amorous Restoration: Love, Sex, and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century France, published by Oxford University Press, and to Maurice Samuels, of Yale University, for his book The Right to Difference: French Universalism and the Jews, published by the University of Chicago Press. The prize is awarded annually for an outstanding scholarly work in its field — a literary or linguistic study, a critical edition of an important work, or a critical biography — written by a member of the association.

(Please, click here to download a PDF of the full press release.)

The Amorous Restoration: Love, Sex, and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century France is available from Oxford University Press. “In the literature of the Restoration, love and politics become entwined in a mutually metaphorical embrace. The Amorous Restoration, the first book in English devoted to literary and cultural life under the last Bourbon kings, considers this relationship in all its richness and many contradictions.”

The image above is Allégorie du retour des Bourbons le 24 avril 1814 : Louis XVIII relevant la France de ses ruines, by Louis-Philippe Crépin. © Wikipedia / Artist: Louis-Philippe Crépin

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