Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Standard Name: Rousseau, Jean-Jacques


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Cultural formation Anna Sewell
After seriously injuring her ankle at the age of fourteen, AS was dependent on horses for mobility for the rest of her life. Her gratitude towards these animals, coupled with the Quaker and Rousseauvian values...
Education Charlotte Brooke
CB was educated by her father , who was interested in Irish language and culture, and was influenced by the pedagogic ideas of Rousseau .
Brooke, Charlotte. “Introduction”. Charlotte Brooke’s Reliques of Irish Poetry, edited by Lesa Ni Mhunghaile, Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2009, p. xxv - xliv.
He taught by encouraging her curiosity rather than by...
Education Dorothy Wellesley
She also furthered her own education by early-morning visits to the library, sometimes permitted though sometimes stopped, during which she read everything I could lay hands on, including Tennyson , Matthew Arnold , Swift 's...
Education George Sand
Her upbringing had a freedom in accordance with the dictates of Rousseau rather than the conventions of her class. Her father's tutor, François Deschartres, instructed the young Aurore in botany, mathematics, Latin, and Greek. At...
Education Julia Kristeva
Most of JK 's education in Bulgaria took place in French (a habit among the intelligentsia dating from before Communism), though Russian was also a compulsory subject. Her parents were unusual in choosing a French-speaking...
Family and Intimate relationships Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire 's life was complicated by her relationship with Lady Elizabeth Foster : a relationship which involved her husband as well, since Bess shared him during Georgiana's life and married him after...
Family and Intimate relationships Lucie Duff Gordon
LDG endeavoured to be prepared for the arrival of her child; she purportedly continued reading Rousseau 's Émile (a treatise on education which devotes almost all of its attention to boys) until well into her...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Shelley
Percy Shelley had dreams of enacting sexual liberation which Mary did not fully share. In France in 1814 she declined to swim naked in a river with him; according to Claire she objected that it...
Fictionalization Héloïse
Since then she has remained a favourite subject for fiction (generally in her role as mistress rather than writer or churchwoman). Alexander Pope spread her reputation considerably when he borrowed her voice for his popular...
Friends, Associates Alison Cockburn
Her friendship with Hume was one of ease and intimacy. She joked with him and teased him, tried earnestly to convert him from atheism to Christianity, urged him to visit France and to bring Rousseau
Intertextuality and Influence Germaine de Staël
Rousseau , along with Montesquieu , was one of the formative influences on the young GS .
Winegarten, Renee. Mme de Staël. Berg, 1985.
Intertextuality and Influence George Eliot
As she moved on intellectually from her religious youth, she became steeped in the Higher Criticism of the Bible, and increasingly interested in alternative explanatory systems, particularly those of social science—including Herbert Spencer ...
Intertextuality and Influence Germaine de Staël
Among other things this is an answer to Rousseau 's Julie; ou, La nouvelle Héloïse, 1761 (in which GS found the famous line about the soul having no sex). It is also a response...
Intertextuality and Influence Eliza Fenwick
This epistolary novel, set mainly in a castle with secret passages connecting to a monastic ruin , deals with strictly contemporary issues of power and independence. It reflects the influence of EF 's friend Wollstonecraft
Intertextuality and Influence Catharine Macaulay
The letters are addressed to Hortensia (the name of a Roman matron who acted against gender convention by speaking publicly in the Forum against a proposed tax on women).
O’Brien, Karen. Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
This name had been used...


1 November 1755
A major earthquake at Lisbon in Portugal killed more than 10,000 people (estimates vary), provoking theological debate between Rousseau and Voltaire about the nature of evil.
January 1761
Jean-Jacques Rousseau published his epistolarynovelJulie; ou, La nouvelle Héloïse; it was translated into English the same year by William Kenrick .
By October 1762
Jean-Jacques Rousseau 's Émile, a novel of education published in the earlier part of this year in French, had its first English translation as Emilius and Sophia.
Mademoiselle d'Espinassy published Essaisur l'éducation des demoiselles, a considered response to Rousseau 's Emile.
Louise d'Epinay , former friend and patron of Rousseau , published Conversations d'Emilie, a book on education for girls designed to counter the message of his Emile.
Botanist Thomas Martyn translated into English a work of Rousseau 's of 1771-3 as Letters on the Elements of Botany, Addressed to a Lady: it had eight editions in the next thirty years.
By July 1788
The publication of a Beauties of Rousseau marked his popularity in England.
Between 25 and 27 August 1789
In Paris, the National Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen.
By August 1794
Rousseau 's autobiographicalConfessions appeared in English, translated by Robert Jephson .
9 July 1798
George Canning , writing in the Anti-Jacobin, lambasted sensibility as a literary mode stemming from France, from Rousseau , and from diseased fancy, effeminacy, and self-obsession.
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi suggested, in Wie Gertrud ihre Kinder lehrt, that girls' education is even more vital than boys', since girls will one day educate children of their own.