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  • Collection: Curated Research
  • Tags: violence

An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump

Captures the complicated attitude towards science during the Enlightenment. A man is suffocating a bird in an air pump, while (most of) his audience looks on in wonder and fear. Shows that scientific demonstrations could attract a considerable…

The Ancient Maya: New Perspectives

Excellent survey of late-Maya civilization, focusing on the Post-Classic period from the 10th-16th centuries and into Spanish contact, running through the "long colonial period" up to the end of the 18th century. Relevant for the newer emphasis that…

Sade: Queer Theorist

Examines Sade's multifaceted depiction of sexual desire, gender and biological sex and links this representation to queer theories which help better understand Sade's denial of binary representations of sexuality. The polyphonic definitions of…

L’indisable et l’obscène : Flaubert, Sade et la loi. A propos de Bouvard et Pécuchet

Argues that Gustave Flaubert's unfinished satirical novel Bouvard et Pécuchet (1881) is more transgressive in its un-making of the concept of law and order than in the works of his literary model Sade. According to Pellegrini, both authors attack…